Join us as Ritabelle Fernandes, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, discusses dementia in the ID/DD population. While those with intellectual disabilities tend to have age-related health problems at similar rates to the general population, research shows individuals with Downs syndrome have a greater prevalence of dementia beginning in middle age or early older age. Standardized cognitive screening tools are generally not recommended for those with ID/DD. Dr. Fernandes will review a cognitive screening tool specific to the needs of the ID/DD population; discuss best practices for treatments and intervention; review various care situations; and identify the unique challenges caregivers confront when caring for an ID/DD individual with dementia.
Those attending the session will:
1. Discuss the value of timely detection of dementia in ID/DD population
2. Explore dementia workup and management in ID/DD population
3. Identify the challenges for family/caregivers in caring for an adult child with ID/DD and dementia
Valid for the live webinar and archived webinar: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 1.0 nursing contact hour. Approval valid through 1/9/2020. OCEAN ID #2017-25.
One (1) nursing contact hour was approved for the archived webinar by the Oregon Nurses Association, an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. See above disclosure.
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