Introduction to Dementia and Dementia in Intellectual Disabilities.
Session one of a four-session series, featuring information from the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG).
Introduction to Dementia and Dementia in Intellectual Disabilities: As those we care about with Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) age, we need to be prepared for the likelihood of premature aging and the possibility of dementia. This session provides an overview of issues related to dementia in general and to dementia in individuals with I/DD in particular.
Questions to be addressed include: How is Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia different? Are individuals with Developmental Disabilities, like Down Syndrome more likely to experience Alzheimer’s or dementia? How can we tell the difference between the changes that occur in normal aging and those that occur with dementia? Why is early identification important?
This event is part of an educational series for caregivers of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities provided by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute. For more information on the NTG, please visit: www.aadmd.org/NTG
For more information or questions please contact Janet Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.559.5735.
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