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Understanding Behavioral Changes in Adults with IDD and Dementia

Tue, 7 Jan, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Time Zone: America/New_York
Local Time: Tue, 7 Jan, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This webinar will dive into the behavioral aspects of dementia in persons with IDD.  Dr. Kathie Bishop and Ms. Kathleen Pears will team up to go into detail regarding symptoms and behaviors associated with dementia in this population, and how sensory challenges can often be misinterpreted and associated with dementia.  Environmental factors that can contribute to certain behaviors will be introduced as well as changes that you can make in an individual’s environment that will help to reduce specific attributes as well.

Speaker Info:

Dr. Kathleen Bishop:

  •  PI on the Program on Aging and IDD at Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Clinical Senior Instructor - Department of Medicine, Geriatrics/Aging (SMD) at University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Published many online journals and articles and her research interests include environmental assessment as persons with disability age and Health Care for women with disabilities. 
  • Kathleen received her undergrad degree from SUNY at Geneseo and her Masters and Ph.D. from Syracuse University

Ms. Kathleen Pears, MPPM:

  • Founder and CEO of Dementia Care Strategies. 
  • Former Director of Education and Public Policy for the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter
  • Co-chair of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practice's
  • Extensive experience developing and implementing training programs for families and caregivers on the topic of dementia care
  • Kathryn earned her Master's degree in Public Policy and Management and an Executive Certificate in Health Care Policy from the Muskie School of Public Service.

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Fees: Free
Contact: Kerry Mauger at mauger@thearc.org
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