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

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
DDD Agave Room
6740 S. Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, AZ  85756

DDD Staff* and Service Provider Training 1 day, 6-hour session

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:
Email: mcushman@azdes.gov
or call: 520-638-2680