HealthMeet® Webinar: Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia
Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia; Assessment and Healthcare Practices
The registration for this webinar is closed, and it is now only available on-demand.
Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 2:00pm to 3:00 PM EST
Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are aging and living longer than ever. Decline in their daily function with the possibility of developing dementia increases with age, especially in adults with Down syndrome. Seth Keller, MD Immediate Past President of the AADMD and Co-Chair of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices will review how changes in function can be assessed so that an accurate and early diagnosis of dementia can be determined. Healthcare advocacy and practices are all essential in ensuring that appropriate therapies and planning for eventual decline and associated complications are anticipated and cared for. The guidelines of the National Task Group will also be reviewed.