By Monica E. Oss Last year we published the results of several new studies on the prevalence (and costs) of dementia that really caught my attention. New stats show that about six million Americans currently have dementia (about 2.4% of the adult population) – with the National Institutes of Health forecasting that by 2060, these numbers will more than double to 15 million Americans (see Forecasting The Prevalence of Preclinical & Clinical Alzheimer's Disease In the United States). Obviously, this increase will affect costs. The worldwide costs of dementia increased by 35% in just five years, from $604 billion in 2010 to $818 billion…
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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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