Adapting Evidence-Based and Informed Caregiver Interventions to Support Caregivers of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia

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Description: The term “family caregiver” means an adult family member, or another individual, who is an informal provider of in-home and community care to an older individual or to an individual of any age, including intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder with neurological and organic brain dysfunction. Through the Administration on Community Living’s Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) grant program, the city of Chicago commissioned Dr. Philip McCallion (Temple University) to develop and present this training video to train people to support caregivers of people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities and dementia. This webinar will teach you to:

  • Compare the differences and similarities between family caregivers and other caregivers.
  • Understanding the challenges, needs, and interventions caregivers may assist with.
  • Understanding the quality of life in individuals living with IDD and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Focus on how to build the relationship between caregiver and individual.

Duration: 1 ½ hours