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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities & Dementia 101

February 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am CST

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities & Dementia 101

Location: LIVE Interactive Webinar

Date: February 15, 2022

Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am CST

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Course Description:  In this LIVE interactive webinar, we are going through a brief overview of dementia, intellectual disabilities, work of caregivers and facilitating meaningful living. The goal of this training is to give caregivers, professionals, and community members greater knowledge of the link between dementia and IDD. We also aim to increase skills on creating purposeful goals for individuals with IDD and dementia. In this presentation, we will also look at the impact of caregiving for individuals with IDD and dementia. We will also be examining barriers in caregiving and how we can increase support for these specific care partners. Following this educational program, participants should have a better understanding of dementia, IDD, caregiving support and be able to see the person behind the illness. After attending this course participants will be able to:
  1. Define intellectual and developmental disabilities and dementia
  2. Identify the relationship between IDD, specifically Down Syndrome and dementia
  3. Assess the diagnosis tools for individuals with IDD and dementia
  4. Apply strategies to assist with caregiving
  5. Recognize the importance of meaningful and attainable goals for individuals with IDD and dementia
Program Goals and Target Audience: To educate family caregivers and partners, professionals and community members of all levels about dementia care and supporting those affected by dementia-related illnesses.   Content Level: Beginner, Intermediate   Presenter Bio: Laurel Gumpert, MPH, MBA, CHES Laurel Gumpert is the Educational Program Coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Laurel graduated from Stony Brook University with her Masters in Public Health and Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Community Health in 2020. Laurel is a part of the Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society. Laurel has served as an ambassador for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health to encourage individuals to pursue careers in the field of public health and healthcare. Laurel has experience in qualitative research and clinical trials and is thrilled to use her previous knowledge to create meaningful educational opportunities at AFA. Laurel is certified as a Health Education Specialist from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Laurel is passionate about helping individuals, family members and professionals to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.   Fee and Registration Information: Cost is FREE. To begin registration, follow this link: Attendees will receive an email with a link to log on to the actual webinar at the specific start date and time. Registration remains open until start of the live webinar.   For questions, concerns, or to request special accommodations, please call: 866-232-8484 or email Laurel Gumpert –  System Requirements
Operating system Windows 7 – Windows 10 Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) – macOS Big Sur (11) Linux Google Chrome OS Android OS 5 (Lollipop) – Android 10 iOS 10 – iOS 12
Web browser Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions) Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions)
Internet connection Computer: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended) Mobile device: 3G or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)
Software GoToWebinar desktop app GoToWebinar mobile app JavaScript enabled
Hardware 2GB of RAM (minimum), 4GB or more of RAM (recommended) Microphone and speakers (USB headset recommended)
Mobile device iPhone 4S or newer iPad 2 or newer


February 15, 2022
10:00 am – 11:00 am CST