Down Syndrome & Aging

When:
December 16, 2014 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2014-12-16T09:00:00-08:00
2014-12-16T12:00:00-08:00
Where:
Albertina Kerr (Building C)
876 Northeast 162nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97230
USA
Cost:
$20/co-op member, $40/non-member. (Check or money order payable to 'Albertine Kerr.')
Contact:
Carol Dinsmore
503-262-0158

Assigned Host:

Albertina Kerr

Presenters:

Lori Thompson, MS

Description:

This class will cover the 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 consultant 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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