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Conference Call for Those Working in the Field of Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, or Intellectual Disabilities

The topic of the call: Caregiving for people with dementia and intellectual disabilities, including Down syndrome

Presented by the Administration for Community Living, this conference call is part of the Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program (ADSSP) Technical Assistance Call Series. The purpose of this call is to provide helpful, current, and applicable information for professionals who work with people with dementia and/or their caregivers.

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Eastern Time

Registration Required:

Online Registration: http://www.directeventreg.com/registration/event/86107826
Phone Registration: (888) 869-1189 or (706) 643-5902

Please note: Space is limited, so please register as early as possible. This call will also be recorded and posted on the AoA Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program page under Resources and Useful Links.

Call materials and your personal dial-in information will be sent via email after registration is complete.

Topic: Caregiving for people with dementia and intellectual disabilities, including Down syndrome

Participants will learn about:

  1. The impact of caring for a family member with dementia and an intellectual disability
  2. Community living providers and their work with people with dementia and intellectual disabilities
  3. The perspectives of a family caregiver on the challenges of caring for a family member with dementia and Down syndrome

Presenters:

Seth Keller, MD, Co-Chair, National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices and Immediate Past President, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry

Madeleine Will, Director of the National Policy Center and Vice President for Public Policy of the National Down Syndrome Society