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Supporting Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia

March 10 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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The two modules 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.

To register for this workshop, please visit the Learning Space.


March 10
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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SafeCare BC Training Centre
1424-4710 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H 4M2 Canada
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