Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Dementia - Orlando

Orlando, Florida
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

in collaboration with 

Is your organization or agency struggling to meet the needs of aging clients with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are at risk for or who have developed dementia?

Florida DOEA and APD are pleased to present the NTG's nationally acclaimed workshop...

  "Dementia Capable Care of Adults with
I/DD and Dementia"

Orlando, Florida

Two-day Foundation Workshop:  January 24 & 25, 2018
Train-the-Trainer Workshop:  January 24, 25 & 26, 2018 
This workshop is appropriate for any staff who work with aging individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are at risk for of who have developed dementia.

Seating for this workshop is limited.
Prior workshops in Sarasota and Tallahassee have sold out. 
This is the only official NTG workshop planned for Florida in 2018.

Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Dementia - Orlando
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:30 AM -
Friday, January 26, 2018 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

400 West Robinson Street
South Tower - Suite S1006
Orlando, Florida 32801
United States

Map and Directions

A Certificate for 12 Contact Hours will be provided to all participants.

2 Day Foundation Workshop 
Wednesday & Thursday, January 24 & 25, 2018 
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Intended Audience:  Any staff having direct or ancillary contact with aging adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are at risk for or who have developed dementia including, but not limited to: DSPs, Behavior Analysts, Adult Day Staff, Nurses, Psychologists, OT/PT/Speech/Activity Staff, Physicians, Administrative and Supervisory Staff, Program Managers, Case Workers, Quality Improvement Staff.

This interactive and engaging workshop includes sessions on:
  • Introduction to Aging and ID:  Normal vs pathological aging 
  • Understanding Dementia in Adults with ID: 
    • Dementia:  What it is...and isn't
    • How it presents differently in adults with ID 
    • Potentially Treatable Conditions That Mimic Alzheimer's
  • Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's 
  • How Philosophy of Care Shifts When Caring for Individuals with Dementia
  • Warning Signs that may Signal the Onset of Dementia in Your Aging Population
  • How to use the NTG's EDSD (Early Detection and Screening for Dementia) tool
  • Essential Components for Diagnosing Dementia 
  • How to be an Effective Health Care Advocate on Behalf of Adults with ID and Dementia 
  • Understanding and Managing the Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms (BPSD) in ID and Dementia 
    • Identifying and responding to the 4 key "triggers" of challenging and agitated behavior
  • Non-pharmacologic Interventions for Behavior 
  • Adapting the Physical Environment for Maximum Independence and Functioning  
  • Essential Components of an ID and Dementia Capable Residence
  • End-of-Life Challenges and Considerations 
  • Bridging the Aging and Intellectual Disability Networks

3 Day "Train-the-Trainer" Workshop
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, January 24, 25 & 26, 2018 
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

This workshop is for those wishing to become an "Affiliated NTG Regional Trainer." The first two days of the workshop are comprised of the 2 Day Foundation Workshop as described above. A third day is devoted to understanding and delivering the full NTG Dementia Capable Care Curriculum for those interested in becoming NTG Affiliated Regional Trainers.

NTG Affiliated Regional 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 become part of the NTG's national Affiliated Trainer network and have access to greatly expanded topic modules and training materials, trainer manual, free monthly NTG continuing education webinars, and are mentored by NTG Master Trainers.

The workshop will be led by NTG Training Committee Co-Chairs and NTG Lead Trainers  Kathleen Bishop, PhD & Kathryn Pears, MPPM. 

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • All major credit cards accepted.
    Payment By Check
    • Please make check payable to: AADMD
    • Mail to: National Task Group on ID & Dementia, 3761 Renee Drive, Suite #167, Myrtle Beach, SC  29579
    • Please add the following to the Memo line on check: Participant Name/Workshop City

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