Down Syndrome & Dementia: Onset/Signs/Symptoms @ Down Home Ranch, Elgin [13 November]

Down Syndrome & Dementia: Onset/Signs/Symptoms

15:45 - 17:00

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Down Home Ranch
20250 FM-619, Elgin, Texas 78621
Down Syndrome & Dementia: Onset/Signs/Symptoms
Presented by Mary Chavez-Harrington MD, LPC

It’s well known that individuals with Down Syndrome have an increased risk of Dementia as they age. Due to individual vulnerabilities, reliance on caregivers and chronic complex medical issues, symptoms of Dementia may go undiagnosed for individuals with developmental disabilities. Please join us for an in person 1 hour presentation that gives practical information about how we as licensed professionals, direct support professionals and caregivers can better identify Dementia in individuals with Down Syndrome.

-To learn about the aging trend in IDD
-To learn about the onset, signs and symptoms of dementia
-To acquire strategies to use to help keep the individual in the community and prevent life in an institution
-To learn 10 tips to effective communication with individuals with IDD and dementia

Presenter Bio:
Dr. Chavez received a degree in medicine and worked as an MD for 17 years. She later acquired a counseling degree and provided therapy to a wide range of clients that included individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. She also held a faculty position in developmental psychology and taught undergraduate and graduate courses for 12 years. She currently holds the position as Team Lead for the Hill Country IDD Regional Support Team, where she coordinates education/skills training, technical assistance and peer case reviews for complicated medical, psychiatric, and behavioral issues in IDD.

1 CEU for Social Workers & Licensed Professional Counselors

Nov 13, 2017 3:45-5:00 in the Down Home Ranch Pavilion. Arrive at least 10 minutes early for parking.

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