Developmental Disabilities and Dementia: Best Practices in Care

Do you have aging clients with developmental disabilities who have been diagnosed with dementia or are at risk of developing dementia?
Developmental Disabilities and Dementia: 
Best Practices in Care

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About this Workshop:  This workshop is based on the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) highly rated national model training curriculum on dementia capable care of adults with I/DD.  The workshop will be led by Kathryn Pears, MPPM.  Ms. Pears is co-chair of the NTG's training and education committee that developed the model curriculum and is co-lead trainer for the NTG workshops.  Formerly from Maine, Ms. Pears now lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and travels the country conducting workshops on I/DD and dementia on behalf of the NTG.  

Target Audience:  The workshop is appropriate for all staff in the field of intellectual/developmental disability or aging including DSPs, program managers, adult day services, case managers, behavior analysts, psychologists, nurses, social workers and any staff with direct or ancillary responsibility for caring for aging adults with I/DD.

Early Bird Rate through January 15, 2019:  $50.00*
After January 15, 2019  $75.00*

*Group Discounts Are Available:  
Register 2 people from the same agency and get a 3rd registration at half price!! 

 Host Site Location   Date  Address
9 am - 5 pm
January 30, 2019 
Family Connection
1800 St. Julian Place, #104
Columbia, SC  29204 
9 am to 5 pm
February 7, 2019
Thrive Upstate
Patrick Center Campus - Annex Building
1700 Ridge Road
Greenville, SC  29607
9 am to 5 pm
February 21, 2019
Florence DSNB
1211 National Cemetery Road
Florence, SC  29504


Contact Information

  • For more information please contact Kathryn Pears.

Payment Instructions

  • Be sure to register before January 15 to take advantage of the Early Bird price of $50.

    All major credit cards accepted for online payment.

    If Paying by Check

    Please make check payable to:
    Kathryn G. Pears, MPPM

    Mail Check to:
    Kathryn G. Pears, MPPM
    Dementia Care Strategies
    102 Hickory Drive
    Conway, SC  29526

    Workshop Topics Include:
    • Aging, dementia, and DD:  a growing challenge for care providers.
    • Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease.
    • Recognizing the onset of dementia in adults with DD…challenges & resources.
    • Established protocols for obtaining a differential diagnosis.
    • Understanding and managing behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia in adults with DD
    • The 4 triggers of behavioral disturbances in dementia.
    • Non-pharmacologic interventions and the use of medications for managing behaviors.
    • Dementia-friendly design for group homes: easy and inexpensive adaptations to support independence.
    • End-of-life care and ethical considerations.
    A certificate for 8 contact hours will be awarded to each attendee.
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