Down Syndrome & Aging

When:
December 13, 2012 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2012-12-13T17:00:00+00:00
2012-12-13T20:00:00+00:00
Where:
East Portland Police Precinct
737 Southeast 106th Avenue
Portland, OR 97216
USA
Cost:
$20/co-op member, $40/non-member. (Check or money order payable top 'PASS.')
Contact:
Kristi Holden
503-262-9322

Assigned Host:

Parents for Alternate Support Solutions

Presenters:

Lori Thompson, MS

Description:

This class covers major issues associated with the aging process for individuals with Down Syndrome.  Participants will learn about common medical, psychiatric, adaptive, and cognitive issues often overlooked or incorrectly diagnosed.  Differential causes of functional decline will assist caregivers in supplying information to medical professionals and behavior consultants to assist in accurate diagnostic processes. Learn the hallmarks of dementia and how they are frequently confused with other medical or behavioral conditions.  Learn how people providing direct support can make the most invaluable observations on a day to day basis.

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