Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Dementia - Hartford, CT

Hartford, CT
Tuesday, October 15, 2019


is pleased to present the NTG's nationally acclaimed workshop

  "Dementia Capable Care of Adults with 

I/DD and Dementia"

 Hartford, CT

This project was supported in part by a cooperative agreement (No. 90ADP1006) to Live Well Alliance from the Administration non Aging (AoA), Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

wo-day Foundation Workshop:  October 15 & 16, 2019 | $150
Special discounted rates for family members ($15) and direct care staff ($50)

Train-the-Trainer Workshop:  October 15, 16 & 17, 2019  | $250
Special discounted rate for direct care staff ($75)

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.  Register online today!

Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Dementia - Hartford, CT
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:00 AM -
Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Oak Hill Gymnasium
120 Holcomb Street
Hartford, CT 06112
United States

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

Thanks to the generous support of LiveWell Alliance registration rates for this workshop have been  discounted.  Don't miss out!

2 Day Foundation Workshop 

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15 & 16, 2019
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
$150 (Usually $275)
Special discounted rates for family members ($15) and direct care staff ($50).

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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 15, 16 & 17, 2019
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
$250 (Usually $475)
Special discounted rate for direct care staff ($75)

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.

New Affiliated Trainers based in Connecticut will be expected to complete a survey on the ways in which they are using the training resources and participate on calls of the CT ID-AD stakeholder network three times a year.  For more information contact Erica DeFrancesco at

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

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • All major credit cards accepted.
    Payment By Check
    • Please make check payable to: AADMD
    • Mail to: NTG-Pears, 829 Old Barnwell Road, Aiken, SC  29803
    • Please add the following to the Memo line on check: NTG/Participant Name/Workshop City

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