This workshop covers the basics of ID and Dementia. Topics include: Introduction to Aging and ID • Understanding Dementia in Adults with ID: What is dementia? How does it present differently in adults with ID? • Early Detection and Screening for Dementia…Challenges & Resources. • Obtaining a Diagnosis • Health Care Advocacy for Adults with ID and Dementia • Understanding Challenging Behavior in ID and Dementia • Non-pharmacologic Interventions for Behavior • Communication Tips and Strategies • Adapting the Physical Environment • ID and Dementia Capable Residences • Stage-based Considerations • Bridging the Aging and Intellectual Disability Networks.
3 Day "Train-the-Trainer" Workshop: Monday THRU Wednesday, June 5, 6 & 7, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm | $490
This workshop is for those with prior training experience wishing to become an "Affiliated NTG Regional Trainer." The first two days of the workshop cover the topics outlined above in the 2 Day Basic Workshop as well as a third day devoted to understanding and delivering the full NTG Dementia Capable Care Curriculum. Affiliated trainers are authorized to use NTG branded and copyrighted training materials to train within their own agency or organization or to conduct training for outside agencies and organizations. Affiliated trainers have access to greatly expanded topic modules, trainer manual, NTG continuing education webinars, and are mentored by NTG Master Trainers.
The workshop will be led by NTG Training Committee Co-Chair and NTG Lead Trainer Kathryn Pears, MPPM and NTG Master Trainer Helen Steppowany.