I-AADAPT Workshop Dementia Capable Care for Adults with IDD - Flagstaff, AZ

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
8:30am - 5:00pm
DES/DDD
1701 N. Fourth St.
First Floor, Room 30-31
Flagstaff, AZ  86004

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.

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 attached registration form and email to I-AADAPT@email.arizona.edu or call 520-603-3051