Postponed to March 28th I-AADAPT Workshop Dementia Capable Care for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Yuma, AZ

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Postponed to Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Yuma County Public Health Services District
2200 W. 28th Street
Auditorium 2 (West Entrance)
Yuma, AZ  58364

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.

1 day Training for Family Members, Caregivers and Providers

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 e-mail to or call 520-603-3051