Down Syndrome & Aging

When:
July 19, 2017 @ 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
2017-07-19T08:30:00-07:00
2017-07-19T12:30:00-07:00
Where:
Northeast Police Precinct - Community room
449 NE Emerson St
Portland, OR 97211
USA
Cost:
$25/co-op member, $50/non-member. (Check or money order payable to 'Riverside Training Centers.')
Contact:
Cindy Matzen
503-397-1922 x201

[Please Note: The location has changed to NE Police Precint – Community Room.]

Assigned Host:

Riverside Training Centers, Inc.

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. Different 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.

Directions:

I-5 North: Take the Kerby Avenue exit – turn slight right onto N Kerby Avenue. Turn right onto
North Russell Street then turn right onto North Interstate Avenue – building is on the
right side

I-5 South: Take the Alberta Street exit (exit 303) toward Swan Island. Keep right to take the ramp
toward Swan Island, merge onto North Going Street, turn left onto North Interstate
Avenue – building is on the right side

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