The long-term care profession's premier memory care summit will take place Jan. 24-26 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
Although he is one of the preeminent leaders in the field of aging, at least one of his friends says Judah Ronch is an under-recognized architect of nursing homes' culture change movement.
There has been a trend of late to refer to specialized care of individuals with dementia as "memory care." I understand the need for a quick, catchy title for a new product or service line in long-term care, but I worry about the message it may send and the mind set it might create in management, families and employees. Here's why.