Jean Makesh

Disrupting Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care (Cleveland, OH)

Big Idea:
Every 66 seconds someone in our country develops Alzheimer’s disease. More than 5million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. In 2017, Alzheimer’s and other Dementia’s will cost the nation $259 billion. The long term care industry has done an excellent job caring for individuals with Alzheimer disease. Is caring only sufficient? Should we do more? Is our current care and services even relevant to the needs of our elderly? What if we thought about the care model differently? What if we thought about the CARE-TREAT model? What if we think differently about designing long term care facilities; using biophilic design to integrate sensory information to facilitate functional behaviors?

About Jean:
Jean Makesh is the founder, CEO of the Lantern group. An Occupational therapist by training with an under graduate and Post Diploma in Occupational therapy and a Masters degree in Business administration. He designed a state of the art award winning Alzheimer care facility in Madison, Saybrook and Chagrin Falls, Ohio. His fascination and passion to aging was the impetus to design and create a Personality centric rehabilitative care that is one of its kind. His recognition’s include Entrepreneur of the year and the Model practice award. Mr. Makesh was featured in various local and international media. On social media, Mr. Makesh’s design and care model had over 7 million views.

Before establishing Lantern Group, he held various senior executive positions with a fortune 500 company. During his tenure with the 500 fortune company, his day to day responsibilities included ensuring best operational practices and compliance to highest quality of care.

Jean, designed and developed a patent pending retro-virtual time capsule to nurture and facilitate memory and to promote functional independence. The care program utilizes the individual’s environment, learning and activities to activate repressed memories and stimulate newer learning.

His personal mission to support, educate and equip the elderly, caregiver’s, family members and healthcare professionals with knowledge and resources about the Alzheimer’s disease, its prevention and treatment. His goal is to continue design, develop and construct state of the art facilities and therapeutic care models in the US and other parts of the world.

Jean Makesh has authored textbooks called “Revelation to a unique world” for medical, professional’s and caregivers.

His objective and mission is to combine his knowledge and experience to contribute and impact policies and practices in the areas of elderly care, good and efficient business practices and human kind as a whole.