Dementia Capable Care of Adults with ID & Dementia

Published: May 25, 2016

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 – Thursday, June 30, 2016

University of MA Medical School – Shrewsbury Amphitheatre
333 South St.
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545
NTG’s National Model Workshop: Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Dementia

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS BEING OFFERED AT A GREATLY REDUCED PRICE DUE TO THE GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES AND BRIDGEWELL.

2 Day Basic Workshop: $75 (Normally $275)
June 28 and 29, 2016
8:30 am – 9:00 AM Sign-In (Day 1 only)
9:00 am – 4:30 pm Workshop

3 Day “Affiliated Regional Trainer” Workshop: $150 (Normally $475)
June 28, 29, and 30, 2016
8:30 am – 9:00 am Sign-in (Day 1 only)
9:00 am – 4:30 pm Workshop (Day 1 and 2)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Workshop (Day 3)

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An evidence-informed, interactive workshop based on the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) new national model Education and Training Curriculum on Dementia and Intellectual Disabilities. The basic workshop is offered over two days. A third day is added to the workshop as an option for those interested in becoming an NTG Affiliated Regional Trainer.* (See below for details.)

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is designed for staff with direct or ancillary care responsibilities for supporting older adults with intellectual disability at disability, health care, and aging-related agencies or staff providing supports in home settings.

Topics Covered:

  • Healthy aging
  • What is dementia? Does it present differently in adults with ID?
  • Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease: special considerations.
  • The unique challenges of diagnosing dementia in adults with ID
  • How dementia impacts ability to function
  • Importance of health care advocacy
  • Early detection and screening for dementia (EDSD) in adults with ID
  • Guidelines for a differential diagnosis of dementia in adults with ID
  • Key concepts of dementia capable care of adults with ID and dementia
  • The shift in philosophy of care from lifespan goals to dementia-capable goals
  • Bridging the ID and aging networks
  • Communication tips and strategies
  • Behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia (BPSD)
  • Non-pharmacologic management of BPSD
  • Dementia specific environmental modifications to help support function
  • Special considerations by stage: early, middle, and late
  • End of life care – challenges, opportunities, and ethical considerations

*3 Day NTG Affiliated Regional Trainer Option

An Affiliated Regional Trainer option is available as an additional third day for those wishing to become recognized as NTG Affiliated Regional Trainers. Limited seats available for the Affiliated Regional Trainer option. Regional trainers are authorized to provide training within their organization or agency or to outside organizations and agencies within their region using NTG branded curriculum materials under the mentorship of an NTG Master Trainer.

Training will be conducted by NTG Lead Trainer Kathie Bishop, PhD, and NTG Master Trainers Kathy Service, FNP and Mary Hogan, MA.