FREE I-AADAPT Workshop Dementia Capable Care for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Safford, AZ

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
8:30am-5:00pm
General Services Building
921 Thatcher Blvd.
Safford, AZ 85546

People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities develop Dementia just as other aging adults, but diagnosis and treatment comes with some additional challenges. However, there is a genetic connection between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Dementia. Studies estimate 30% or more of people with Down Syndrome will develop Alzheimer’s in their 50s, and the number jumps to 60% developing Alzheimer’s by age 60 and older. Diagnosis and care for individuals with IDD can be complex, and health care advocacy is crucial to their well-being.

1 day Training for Family Members, Caregivers and Providers

Training Topics Include:

Dementia and Down Syndrome
How to Identify and Track Symptoms
How to Communicate to Health Professionals
How to Adapt Day-to-Day Care and What to Prepare as Symptoms Progress

To Register: Complete registration form and e-mail to I-AADAPT@email.arizona.edu (link sends e-mail) or call 520-603-3051