Our mission is to advocate for services and supports for people with intellectual disability and their families who are affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementias.

Online Workshop - Dementia Capable Care of Adults with ID and Dementia

  • 26 Jan 2022
  • 1 Feb 2022
  • 5 sessions
  • 26 Jan 2022, 12:30 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • 27 Jan 2022, 12:30 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • 28 Jan 2022, 12:30 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • 31 Jan 2022, 12:30 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • 1 Feb 2022, 12:30 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • ZOOM

Registration

  • This registration type is for individuals who are not dues paying members of the NTG.
  • This registration type is for non-NTG members who wish to attend the full 5 day workshop to become an NTG Affiliated Regional Trainer.
  • Special discount for NTG dues paying members.
  • This registration type includes the optional 5th day for those wishing to become an NTG Affiliated Regional Trainer.
  • This registration type is for individuals who have received a special code from the NTG for discounted registration. By default, all individuals who register under this type will be registered for the full 5 day workshop.

Registration is closed

NTG's nationally acclaimed workshop on intellectual disabilities and dementia is being offered as an online workshop.  The workshop will be held over 4 consecutive weekday sessions beginning Wednesday, January 26th and ending Monday, January 31st.  An optional 5th session on Tuesday, February 1st is for individuals wishing to become NTG Affiliated Regional Trainers*.  

*About the NTG Affiliated Regional Trainer Program:  The NTG has a network of over 800 Affiliated Regional Trainers across the United States. NTG Affiliated Regional Trainers are authorized to use the NTG's branded and copyrighted national model training curriculum modules to conduct trainings within or without their organization. Trainers have access to a large library of advanced topic modules, archived advanced topic webinars, ongoing free continuing education offerings, trainer manual, private Facebook page, and become part of our national network of experts in the field of ID and dementia. There are no ongoing licensing fees beyond the workshop registration fee. To become a trainer you must attend all 4 sessions of the Foundation workshop, attend the 5th Train-the-Trainer session, sign the Trainer Agreement, and pass an online knowledge test.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THE WORKSHOP

  • Healthy aging v. pathological aging
  • Accelerated aging in Down syndrome
  • Dementia: What it is…and isn’t
  • Does dementia present differently in adults with ID?
  • Potentially treatable medical conditions that mimic Alzheimer’s
  • Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease: Increased risk, younger age
  • Challenges of diagnosing dementia in adults with ID
  • How diagnostic overshadowing can result in misdiagnosis
  • Behavior is communication...ALL has meaning
  • Why people with dementia do the things they do
  • How dementia impacts the brain, senses, and behavior
  • Why being an effective health care advocate for your client is so important
  • Early Detection Screen for Dementia (EDSD): How to use the NTG’s free screening tool
  • Guidelines for a differential diagnosis of dementia in adults with ID: What you need to know
  • Key concepts of dementia capable care of adults with ID and dementia
  • The shift in philosophy of care from lifespan goals to dementia-capable goals
  • Bridging the ID and aging networks
  • Tips and strategies for effectively communicating with people with dementia
  • Behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia (BPSD)
  • Key “triggers” of behavior and how to avoid them
  • Strategies for managing and accommodating common behaviors
  • Non-pharmacologic management of BPSD…medication as a last resort!
  • Easy and affordable modifications to the physical environment to support function
  • End of life care - challenges, opportunities, and ethical considerations

About the NTG

Our mission is to advocate for services and supports for people with intellectual disability and their families who are affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementias.

Contacts

kathrynpears@the-ntg.org


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