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Supporting Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia

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Workshop Description

The two modules being piloted in this workshop are part of the curriculum, Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disability and Dementia; an evidence-based, nationally acclaimed training program created by the US NTG that has been modified by the NTG Canadian Consortium for the Canadian context.

Module 1: Introduction to Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia

This module includes distinguishing between intellectual disability and dementia; dementia for people with ID and symptoms; the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease for people with Down Syndrome; the diagnostic challenges for people with ID; tools and information on tracking and support required for proper diagnosis; and common characteristics in dementia stage progression.

Module 2: The NTG Early Detection Screen for Dementia (NTG-EDSD)

This module identifies the purpose of a screening tool and of early recognition; the importance of early screening, regular tracking, and establishing a baseline; how NTG-EDSD should be used, by whom, and how to evaluate the NTG-EDSD findings; what to do with the information after completing the tool; and diagnostic barriers.

SafeCare BC Member Pricing: $20 | Non-Members $50

Duration: 4 hours. 

To complete registration:

  • Sign up for an account
  • Select Supporting Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia
  • Select the April 7 session
  • Enroll


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