Webinar — Introduction to Developmental Disabilities and Dementia in a Culture of Gentleness

Wed, Mar 14th
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Macomb Oakland Regional Center
1270 Doris Rd
Auburn Hills
MI 48326

People with developmental disabilities are living longer than ever, and with longer life comes an increased risk of dementia. This presentation is designed to help caregivers learn the risk of dementia for those with developmental disabilities; the unique signs and symptoms of dementia in this population; and how to best respond to changes in behavior within a Culture of Gentleness. Objectives for this course include:

–Define dementia and its symptoms
–Know the risk of developing dementia for people with developmental disabilities
–Understand how dementia causes changes in behavior
–Learn how to adjust to a Culture of Gentleness for those with Dementia

The presenter is Kristi Davis.  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 (DD) and dementia, for 2 years. She is a frequent presenter about topics in the field of dementia and developmental disabilities (DD). 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 DD, including those dually diagnosed with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

This seminar is approved for 1 Social Work CEU.  Deaf interpreter also available upon request.

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