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

June 7 & 14, 2018
9:00am - 1:00pm
DIRECT Center for Independence 
Tucson, AZ 85711

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(link sends e-mail) or call 520-603-3051