Alzheimer’s disease

Resources for Individuals with IDD and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Under the Administration for Community Living’s Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative Specialized Support Services program, the Massachusetts Councils on Aging received a grant to assess and provide supports for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and their caregivers. Source: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center One-Page Guides An Overview of IDD and Dementia in Massachusetts Individuals with intellectual …

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Screening of Cognitive Changes in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review

A systematic review of the existing instruments assessing dementia, aiming to support researchers and clinicians’ best practice found the most used instrument completed by an informant or carer was the Dementia Questionnaire for Learning Disabilities (DLD) Source: Brain Sciences | Free Full-Text Background and Aims: Screening and assessment of cognitive changes in adults with Intellectual …

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NEW National Healthy Brain Initiative for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Healthy Brain Initiative for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) project through the HealthMatters Program in partnership with the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia is one of the Component B projects with the CDC’s National Healthy Brain Initiative (CDC-RFA-DP20-2003). As a Component B recipient, we aim to support people with IDD …

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Alzheimer’s Association > ISTAART > PIA > Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

Source: Alzheimer’s Association > Membership > ISTAART > PIA > Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease Matthew P. Janicki, PhD has joined the governing committee for the ISTAART DSAD PIA. Individuals with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD) neuropathology with near conformity in their 4th to 5th decade, and are at a much higher risk of …

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