Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

Patient Engagement

“But I have to have a number.”

Lisa Rosenbaum’s recent three-part series in the New England Journal of Medicine, “The Quality Movement,”is a detailed, nuanced and deeply reported analysis of efforts to use quantifiable measures to drive quality improvement. My over-simplified take on her bottom line is that the effort has largely failed. The component parts of high-quality care are hard to […]


Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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A Call to Action

Alzheimer’s Care Offers Unique Challenges and Opportunities

Editor’s Note: In honor of World Alzheimer’s Day on Sept. 21, we offer this Encore presentation of Christine Winters’ 2014 post about engaging the Alzheimer’s patient. Alzheimer’s patients offer significant challenges and providers often are challenged by how to offer appropriate care. Every 67 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s in the U.S. It’s an irreversible, progressive […]


Arundi Venkayya Arundi Venkayya is marketing and public relations manager for Taylor Healthcare, curator of EngagingPatients.org and administrator of the Sherman Award program which recognizes excellence in patient and family engagement. Before joining Taylor Healthcare, Arundi was an editor at the Dayton Daily News and served as public relations manager for Dayton Children's Hospital.

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Better Care Across the Continuum

Changing the Culture of Aging Care – We Have Far to Go

I spoke at two conferences recently and came away from each with perspectives that suggest we have a long way to go in making progress toward dementia, including Alzheimer’s care. Accounting for Dementia At an annual conference of healthcare executives in Chicago, if there was one, there were 10 population health-related seminars on the agenda. […]


Anthony Cirillo, FACHE Anthony is president of The Aging Experience. He helps organizations craft experiences and seize opportunities the mature marketplace. He helps family caregivers thrive and individuals make educated aging decisions. A consultant and professional speaker, Anthony is a monthly contributor on The Charlotte Today program, the about.com expert in Senior Care, an executive board member of CCAL, and a member of the Dementia Action Alliance. In his home community, he participates in Huntersville CARES, a dementia-friendly community initiative, and is a board member of the Lake Norman Family Health Clinic. As someone who helped launch the patient experience movement, Anthony has a unique ability to envision the future state of health care, see solutions before others see problems and formulate answers before people understand the question. He has been called innovative, inventive, original and resourceful. He provides logical support for futuristic thinking and makes difficult to understand ideas easier for people to comprehend. Anthony can connect the dots in healthcare. CEOs retain him for big- picture thinking.

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