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Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia; Assessment and Healthcare Practices

Wed, 15 May, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Time Zone: America/New_York
Local Time: Wed, 15 May, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are aging and living longer than ever. Decline in their daily function with the possibility of developing dementia increases with age, especially in adults with Down syndrome.  Seth Keller, MD Immediate Past President of the AADMD and Co-Chair of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices will review how changes in function can be assessed so that an accurate and early diagnosis of dementia can be determined. Healthcare advocacy and practices are all essential in ensuring that appropriate therapies and planning for eventual decline and associated complications are anticipated and cared for. The guidelines of the National Task Group will also be reviewed.Please join us to learn more about this growing issue.

Speaker Info:  Dr. Seth Keller received his bachelor's degree from Temple University, earned his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and is board certified in neurology.  He is a consulting neurologist for New Jersey Developmental Centers and a passionate advocate for adults with DD. Dr. Keller, who is a member of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), also serves on The Arc of New Jersey's Mainstreaming Medical Care Board.

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