Developmental Disabilities & Dementia...Best Practices in Care
The Maine Developmental Disabilities Council with additional support from the Eastern Area Agency on Aging.
- Rehabilitation to habilitation...a shift in philosophy of care
- How Alzheimer’s presents in adults with Down syndrome
- Early detection and screening for dementia in adults with developmental disabilities…challenges & resources
- Guidelines for obtaining a thorough diagnostic evaluation
- Behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia in adults with Developmental Disabilities
- Four easily avoided triggers of behavioral disturbances in dementia and how to identify them
- Effective non-pharmacologic interventions for behavior: avoiding the use of antipsychotics for managing challenging behaviors
- Dementia-friendly design for group homes: Easy and inexpensive adaptations to physical space that support function and independence
- End-of-life care and ethical considerations
A certificate for 8 contact hours will be awarded.
- Early Bird Registration (thru September 1) $75*
- After September 1st $100
* Group Discount: Send 2 staff from the same agency and get a 3rd registration free!!! Discount applied at checkout.
The workshop is appropriate for all direct care and ancillary staff in the field of developmental disability or aging including DSPs, program managers, adult day program, case managers, behavior analysts, dietary, nursing, administrators, social workers, psychologists, activity, and any staff with responsibility for caring for aging adults with developmental disabilities.
About this Workshop:
This workshop is based on the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) highly rated national model training curriculum on dementia capable care of adults with I/DD.
The workshop will be lead by Kathryn Pears, MPPM. Ms. Pears has over 30 years experience in the field of dementia and is co-chair of the NTG's training and education committee that developed the mod-el curriculum and is co-lead trainer for the NTG workshops.
Formerly from Maine, Ms. Pears now lives in South Carolina and travels the country conducting workshops on DD and dementia on behalf of the NTG.
For more information, or to register online, visit http://www.regonline.com/IDDandDementiaMaine