Talking About Dementia with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

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Description: We often avoid having challenging discussions with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) because of our own discomfort. However, it is important that an increased health risk or a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) be discussed with people with IDD using language and concepts that are understandable and respectful. In this webinar you will learn:

  • Myths and truths about aging with IDD
  • Barriers that advocates and professionals encounter in discussing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and the importance of overcoming them.
  • Strategies that advocates and professionals should consider prior to, and while discussing, ADRD’s with people with IDD.    

Duration: 1 hour