Educational Workshop on Aging, Dementia and Developmental Disabilities
The workshop is designed to address the fundamentals of aging related changes and decline, the nature and progression of the various dementias, and an overview of community support and care options (designed to preclude late-life institutionalization). The National Task Group has been working with groups across the United States to expand general knowledge and awareness of dementia among people with developmental disabilities.
The workshop open to any interested persons, be they parents or caregivers, workers in agencies, administrators, care coordinators, students, and others. The workshop is a joint effort of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at UCLA, and the local Los Angeles Area Interagency Planning Committee.
This workshop, one of a series organized by the National Task Group in concert with local partners in accord with the recently initiated National Alzheimer’s Plan which was issued by the federal government under the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, has as its goal providing an orientation on the primary issues and concerns associated with the growing rate of dementia among older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This situation is causing a growing concern among advocacy and provider organizations as it leads to a change in function, compromises independence, and places an undue burden on family caregivers.
Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
635 Charles E. Young Dr South
Los Angeles, CA 90095