The Personal Touch in Alzheimer's Care

Since 1994

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Advance quality of life
for all persons with dementia.


To promote quality of life for persons diagnosed with
cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's or related dementia;
promote culturally competent dementia care;
foster partnerships between decision-makers;
demonstrate the power of knowledge, shared decision-making
and personal touch service;
resolve conflict effectively and empathically.


Deliver tomorrow's win-win solutions today

Educate the next generation of dementia professionals

Develop the next generation of leaders in dementia care

Collaborate and contribute to local and international communities


  • Be easy to do business with
    in today's fast paced business world

  • Demonstrate integrity and innovation

  • Exceed client expectations in service delivery

  • Seek input and feedback for the continuous improvement of services


    Karen Rice, LNHA
    Gerontologist, Mediator,
    Columnist, Author, Educator

    Adjunct Online Faculty
    College of Nursing, Healthcare Professions and DNP
    Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona
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    Mediator, KePro QIO
    CMS Medicare Beneficiary Protection
    Quality Improvement Program
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    Karen Rice, Executive Director, ManorCare Arden Courts, presents
    Patti Reagan Davis, daughter of former President, the late Ronald Reagan,
    with a plague of appreciation for her support of ManorCare's four Arden Courts
    Alzheimer's Assisted Living facility developments built in northeastern Ohio in 1998. Rice contributed cutting edge research
    to the Ohio start-ups while heading the Bainbridge development.

    Voted "Best on the Web" by Forbes
    Columnist Ask Karen

    Former Research Associate;
    Co-Primary Investigator
    Heather Hill and the Corinne Dolan Alzheimer Center, Chardon, Ohio

    Teaching Appointments

    Grand Canyon University
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    Kent State University,
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    Northeast Ohio Medical University
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    Professional Activities

    Elder Mediation International Network
    Elder Mediation Canada

    Developer, Former Primary Convener; Informal Advisor
    Alzheimer's Disease Research
    The Gerontological Society of America, Washington, D.C.
    Click Here to visit The Gerontological Society of America

    Developer and Former Chair
    The Research Group for Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Stress
    The American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C.
    Click Here to visit The American Sociological Society of America

    Organizer. Science in Health-Social Services for the Elderly and the Disabled
    (SYSTED)Geneva Switzerland.
    "Research Committee For Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Stress: Current Environmental Issues Related to Dependency in Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiving".


    Contributing Author,
    click here

    Contributing Author, "TRUCE!
    Using Elder Mediation to Resolve Conflict among Families, Seniors, and Organizations", Laurette Cocklin and Patti Bertschler, 2004, NCS Publishing.

    Contributing Author,
    Eldercare Update

    Contributing Author,
    UPDATE The Senior Living Guide,
    Guide Publishing, Chagrin Falls, OH
    Winner of the AARP Excellence Award

    Co-Author,"Cognitively Impaired Elders and Family Care"
    In Romaine-Davis, Boondas, and Lenihan Eds., Encyclopedia of Home Care for The Elderly, 1995, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT; London.

    Researcher,"Brain Longevity"
    Dharma S. Khalsa, M.D., 1996
    Time Warner Books

    Alzheimer's Care Consumer Education:
    "Double Jeopardy For Spouse Caregivers"


    The Advisory Board bring regional,national and international views to your concerns about quality of life and dementia care.
    Their publications are now available at Amazon.com.

    Mary Guerriero Austrom , Ph.D.

    Wesley P Martin Professor of Alzheimer Disease Education
    Department of Psychiatry
    Director, Education Core
    Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center
    Indiana University School of Medicine

    In Memory of
    Dorothy H. Coons, Gerontologist

    Author, Editor, Consultant
    Ann Arbor, Michigan


    Nancy L. Mace [photo unavailable]

    Author, Consultant
    Concord, California

    Alzheimer Mediation For Dementia Conflict
    Civic Center Healthcare Campus
    3031 N Civic Center Plaza
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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