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