Virtual Workshops on Alzheimer’s in the IDD Community

Presented by Metro Indianapolis Alzheimer’s Association

Healthy Living for the Brain and Body
while Living with a Developmental Disability
August 17, 2022
10:30 AM EST

People with developmental disabilities are living longer than ever. As a result, it’s important to have the knowledge base to help them take care of their brains for a long, healthy life while aging. In this training, attendees will learn the factors that may increase a person living with a developmental disability’s risk of dementia and the ways that their brain health can be supported through healthy habits.

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Communication Changes in Individuals
with a Developmental Disability and Dementia
August 31, 2022
10:30 AM EST

The desire to communicate and connect with other people is a basic human need. In this training, we will discuss how communication abilities may change as people with a developmental disability progress through the stages of dementia. Attendees will also learn how to modify their own communication and listening strategies to maximize understanding.

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Presented by IPMG

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia
September 16, 2022
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s; the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Presenter: Maggie Cattell is an Alzheimer’s professional who helps community members throughout their Alzheimer’s and Dementia journey by connecting them to care, support, and local resources. Maggie has her Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies where she focused on psychology and sociology. She has a strong background in creating humanistic programming that centers on individuals’ experiences and outcomes with non-profit agencies. She is a passionate provider of support and a strong advocate for issues affecting older adults.

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