We are a specialized consultancy for community based organizations, tribal aging and health services and national organizations creating sustainable solutions to support those living with dementia and their families.
Welcome to Cognitive Solutions LLC
Cognitive Solutions finds and shares solutions to improve hospital care and support persons living alone with cognitive impairment. Clients include Nevada Senior Services, Great Lakes Intertribal Council and Aging Services of Northern Indiana.
Living Alone with Dementia
The story is simple. We are consultants in Alzheimer’s and related dementia, with have broad and deep experience in the community. Two years ago we started focusing on persons with dementia who live alone—estimated to be over 1.2 million people just in the US—by conducting summits around the country and learning as much and as quickly as possible from the persons living alone.
Hospital Care and Dementia
With over 6 million hospital admissions annually in the US, persons with Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias and delirium are prevalent in emergency rooms and acute care. But their experiences within the healthcare system are universally difficult and their impact on healthcare costs is alarming, especially with rapid readmission rates approaching 40%. There is a better way ...
APPLAWD: Action Planning with and for Persons Living Alone with Dementia
a four-session learning and planning exercise guided by content matter experts and facilitators with a track record of leading processes that create engagement and action.
More than 1 million people with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia live alone. APPLAWD is the next logical step for community agencies that have identified the issue of persons living alone with dementia as an area of focus, allowing them to take leadership and move toward solutions that will improve the lives of these individuals.
How We Work
By providing seminars, speakers and consulting services, we help your team design a customized plan to address
- The gap between prevalence and detection of cognitively impaired patients.
- Cost reductions and avoidance of long stays for patients with cognitive impairment.
- Improvement of care and safety outcomes for cognitively impaired patients.
- Risk reduction for CMS re-admission penalties for patients with cognitive impairment.
- Improvement of experience and satisfaction for patients, caregivers and staff.