Could This be Dementia?
Session two of a four-session series, featuring information from the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG).
As those we care about with Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) age, we see changes in functional skills and in behavior. At some point, we may start asking ourselves, “Could this be dementia?” Many common medical and/ or environmental issues are misdiagnosed as dementia. Misdiagnosis may prevent the real issues from receiving crucial intervention and make matters worse.
This session first looks at common symptoms that may be mistaken for dementia. The session also addresses how to prepare for medical appointments and what tests should be done before a diagnosis of dementia is made.
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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