Healthy Living: Protecting the Brains of Individuals living with a Developmental Disability Webinar

Wed, Oct 20th
1:30pm - 3:00pm

People with developmental disabilities are living longer than ever. As a result, it’s important for clinicians to have the knowledge base to help them take care of their brains for a long, healthy life while aging. In this training, attendees will learn the factors that may increase a person living with a developmental disability’s risk of dementia and the ways that their brain health can be supported through healthy habits. This free training offers 1.5 Social Work and Nursing CEUs (with verifiable full attendance). This presentation is hosted by MORC Training with registration and CEU approval facilitated through the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter.

Kate Pierce, LMSW has worked in the field of elder care for over fifteen years. Currently the Dementia and Disabilities Supportive Services Program Director at the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter, she has developed training for family and professional caregivers of people with developmental disabilities that have or are at risk for dementia. She also provides personalized behavioral management consultation to help caregivers manage behaviors non-pharmacologically and allow individuals to avoid hospitalization and nursing home placement. Past work experiences include working in a multi-disciplinary memory clinic and a sub-acute rehab facility.

This webinar is free of charge.  Click here to register.