Down Syndrome & Aging

When:
August 28, 2012 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
2012-08-28T16:00:00+00:00
2012-08-28T18:00:00+00:00
Where:
Kaiser Town Hall
3704 North Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR 97227
USA
Cost:
$20/co-op member, $40/non member. (Check or money order payable to 'Abilities at Work.')
Contact:
Mary Ellen Baldauff
503-288-5855

Assigned Host:

Abilities at Work

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.

Directions:

Near MAX Yellow Line.

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