Down Syndrome & Aging

When:
December 17, 2015 @ 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
2015-12-17T09:30:00-08:00
2015-12-17T12:30:00-08:00
Where:
Community Access Services
1815 NW 169th Pl #1060
Beaverton, OR 97006
USA
Cost:
$20/co-op member, $40/non-member. (Check or money order payable to 'Community Access Services')
Contact:
Jonathan Johnson
503-533-4373

Assigned Host:

Community Access Services

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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