FREE DDD Staff and Service Provider Training: I-AADAPT Workshop Dementia Capable Care for Adults with IDD (Phoenix)

Wedbesday, April 11th, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
DDD Dart Conference Room, 5th Floor
2200 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

FREE DDD Staff* and Service Provider 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

*DDD staff should coordinate with your supervisor prior to the registration.

To register:
Contact Misty Hernandez
DDD Office of Professional Development:
dddcentralregiontraining@azdes.gov (attn: Misty Hernandez)