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Understanding Behavioral Changes in Adults with IDD and Dementia

Dr. Kathie Bishop and Ms. Kathleen Pears will go into detail regarding symptoms and behaviors associated with dementia in the IDD population, and how sensory challenges can often be misinterpreted and associated with dementia.

Dementia in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Dr. Ronald Lucchino, President of the Board for the SW Florida Area Agency on Aging, gives a comprehensive overview of dementia including associated behaviors and symptoms, different types, and risk factors to misdiagnosing an adult with IDD with dementia. 

What's For Dinner? Planning for Success in Healthy Eating

Learn ways to set everyone up for success in maintaining a healthy diet in a person-centered way, including creating a meal planning system that utilizes the "choose 3" method.

Creating Resiliency in Families Living with FASD: Moving from Grief to Empowerment 

Kathleen Mitchell, Vice President of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), review the behavioral characteristics of individuals with FASD through the lifespan and discusses how families are also affected through the lifespan.

Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia; Assessment and Healthcare Practices

Seth Keller, MD, Past President of the AADMD and Co-Chair of the National Task Group on IDD and Dementia Practices, reviews how changes in function can be assessed so that an accurate and early diagnosis of dementia can be determined.