Did you know that some people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are at higher risk for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRDs)? Many people with IDD are living longer, which increases the chances of experiencing age-related cognitive changes. Learn about typical aging vs. differences in people with IDD, and strategies and supports for aging well. The training will use interactive, interdisciplinary, case-based learning. Cases and discussion will include cultural considerations for working in rural Alaska and with Alaska Native communities.
Participants will be able to:
1. Identify 2 ways that having IDD may increase one’s vulnerability to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRDs).
2. Identify 2 lifestyle or environmental factors which may slow down or reduce the risk of being afflicted with an ADRD.
3. Apply culturally appropriate strategies for managing age related changes in interdisciplinary case studies.
Be sure you have selected the community where you plan to attend this event. Seats are limited, and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the location addresses are confirmed, they will be added to the class information page.
If you have questions, please email Rain Van Den Berg at email@example.com or call 907-264-6281.
Hub site: Anchorage: Center for Human Development, 2702 Gambell St.
Fairbanks: 615 Bidwell Avenue, Suite 300 (1st floor), Fairbanks, AK 99701
Juneau: UAS, Egan Building, 11120 Glacier Highway, Room 221
Kodiak: Campus Center room 212
Homer: 533 E. Pioneer Ave, Homer, Alaska 99603, Bayview Hall B104
Mat-Su: UAA Mat-Su Campus 8295 College Dr, FSM 201, Palmer, AK
Zoom: Connection information will be emailed to you. Please only select this option if there is NOT a video conferencing site in your community. The coordinator will need to test with you before the training to be sure you can connect.