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Talking About Dementia with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
Time: Thursday April 28, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EST (11:00 AM – 12:15 PM PST)

We often avoid having challenging discussions with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). 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. Clear communication can help, and be a relief, as the person plans for their future and potentially learns to live with ADRD.

Webinar Objectives :
• Myths and truths about aging with a disability
• Why it is critical for people with IDD and families to
discuss ADRDs – whether this is ahead of time as a health
risk or if someone has been diagnosed
• Barriers that people and their families may face in
discussing ADRDs – and why it important to overcome
these
• Strategies that trusted people should consider prior to and while discussing ADRDs with people with IDD
Attendees will also receive an introduction to items to discuss on an ongoing basis around health risks with people with IDD, including decision-making and health care advocacy.

This webinar is offered in partnership with ONEgeneration and funded through the Archstone Foundation.

***The sponsors of this webinar are offering a special gift to the first 80 individuals to complete BOTH the pre-test and post-test that has been created for this workshop - a $25 Grub Hub meal delivery gift card! Be sure to click on the link in your confirmation email to complete the pre-test. Time will be allowed at the end of the webinar to complete the post-test.

Access Note: This webinar will be captioned and interpreted in American Sign Language. The recording will be available to view on demand for those who register. Questions? Email mahar@thearc.org.

Apr 28, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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