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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

There is still room to register for this webinar of Kokua Mau’s own Ritabelle Fernades.
January 9
10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Join Ritabelle Fernandes, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, as she discusses dementia in the ID/DD population.

While those with intellectual disabilities tend to have age-related health problems at similar rates to the general population, research shows individuals with Downs syndrome have a greater prevalence of dementia beginning in middle age or early older age.  Standardized cognitive screening tools are generally not recommended for those with ID/DD.  Dr. Fernandes will review a cognitive screening tool specific to the needs of the ID/DD population; discuss best practices for treatments and intervention; review various care situations; and identify the unique challenges caregivers confront when caring for an ID/DD individual with dementia.


January 9
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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