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

May 22nd & 29th,  2018 (Two Day Training)
9:00am-1:00pm
Flinn Foundation
1802 N Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Join the Sonoran UCEDD: I-AADAPT Workshop Dementia Capable Care for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Free Training

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