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VISION

Advance quality of life
for all persons with dementia.


MISSION STATEMENT

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 shared decision-making
and personal touch service;
resolve conflict effectively and empathically.




FOUNDER

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

Adjunct Online Graduate Faculty
College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona
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Mediator, KePro QIO
CMS Quality of Care Mediation Initiative
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Former Executive Director
Arden Courts Alzheimer's Assisted Living
ManorCare
Bainbridge, OH

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



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
Alzheimer's Society ~ PEI, Canada

Former Advisory Board
SeniorLink
Boston, MA

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

Developer, Former Primary Convener; Informal Advisor
Alzheimer's Disease Research
The Gerontological Society of America, Washington, D.C.
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Developer and Former Chair
The Research Group for Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Stress
The American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C.
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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".

Publication

Contributing Author,
Mediate.com
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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
SeniorLink
Boston, MA

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


Author/Educator,
Alzheimer's Care Consumer Education:
"Double Jeopardy For Spouse Caregivers"

Kent State University



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.


ADVISOR



Mary Guerriero Austrom , Ph.D.
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Professor of Clinical Psychology
Wesley P Martin Professor of Alzheimer Disease Education
Department of Psychiatry
Director, Education Core
Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center
Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor
Indiana University School of Nursing
Affiliated Scientist
Indiana University Center for Aging Research





Alzheimer Mediation For Dementia Conflict
Civic Center Healthcare Campus
3031 N Civic Center Plaza
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
p: 480-331-7163
e: karenricemediation@gmail.com
e: AskKaren
Ohio Satellite
p: 330-577-3158

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