Preventing and Responding to Behaviors in People with Developmental Disabilities and Dementia
Thu, Apr 26th
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Macomb Oakland Regional Center
1270 Doris Rd
Back by popular demand, Kristi Davis, CTRS from the Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting on a very important topic. Behavior change is a common symptom of dementia and may require different interventions than responding to behaviors caused by other sources. This program is designed to help attendees learn more about common behavior changes in those with Developmental Disabilities (DD) and dementia, including learning to find the root cause of the behavior and how to prevent and respond to common behavior changes.
Objectives for this course include:
- Learn how dementia affects intentionality of behavior
- Understand the four causes of distressing/disruptive behaviors in those with developmental disabilities and dementia
- Learn how to prevent and respond to common distressing behaviors in those with developmental disabilities and dementia
Kristi Davis is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Program Coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter. Kristi has been working in her current position that exclusively serves individuals with developmental disabilities and dementia for two years. She is a frequent presenter about topics in the field of dementia and developmental disabilities. Prior to working at the Alzheimer’s Association, Kristi worked for 15 years as the recreation manager for JARC, a community-based residential and support program. There, she designed and implemented programming for people with developmental disabilities, including those dually diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.
Attend in person or via webinar. 2 Social Work CEs are offered. Deaf interpreter also available upon request.