Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities & Dementia
Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 10:30 am ET
February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2021
Sponsored by the South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council and the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs.
$75.00 per person for all 4 sessions
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This popular workshop is for all IDD or aging agency staff with direct or ancillary
care responsibilities for adults with IDD at risk of or diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
disease or a related dementia. Family members are also welcome to attend*.
Attendees will learn:
• How to recognize the onset of dementia in an adult with IDD using the
NTG’s free Early Detection & Screening for Dementia tool.
• Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease – increased risk and how it
• Why early (and correct) diagnosis is so important
• How your program services will need to be modified to support your
consumers with dementia
• Medical conditions common in IDD that look like dementia but are
• The 4 most common causes of challenging behaviors and how to
avoid them: caregiver interaction, pain, physical environment, and
• Communication techniques to avoid confrontations
• Appropriate vs. inappropriate use of antipsychotics for managing
• Techniques to manage resistance to bathing, wandering, loss of
interest in eating, wanting to go home, sundowning, etc.
• Easy and inexpensive group home modifications to support function
*A limited number of scholarships are available for family caregivers.
Contact Kathryn Pears for more information at [email protected].