Dementia

Dementia and IDD | Julie Moran, DO Discusses Dementia, Aging, and IDD

Introduction In this webinar series, Julie Moran, DO discusses dementia, aging, and IDD.  Dr. Moran provides a basic overview of dementia, the stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as caregiving. Source: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center Presentation Slides (PDF) Additional Trainings and Resources Resources for Individuals with IDD and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Early Evaluation of …

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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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Risk factors for dementia

An infographic explaining some of the risk factors for dementia. Source: Imperial College London Dementia strikes one in 14 people in the UK over 65, and 47 million people worldwide. Yet scientists are still urgently trying to find why the disease affects some but not others. In the below infographic, Imperial researcher Dr Ruth Peters explores …

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New public health policy statements adopted at APHA 2020

Source: New public health policy statements adopted at APHA 2020 Date: Oct 25 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Media Relations The American Public Health Association’s Governing Council adopted 19 new policy statements at its 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo yesterday, covering topics such as e-cigarettes, children’s vision care and the separation of immigrant families. (Disclaimer: These brief …

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Intellectual disability and dementia: perspectives on environmental influence

This study provides a beginning point to establishing a framework for creating supports and addressing barriers to participation for adults with intellectual disability and dementia based on direct input from potential service consumers and their caregivers. People with intellectual disabilities and dementia provide valuable insights into their experiences through engagement in accessible research. Source: Emerald …

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The INCLUDE Project Research Plan

Down syndrome is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability, the most common autosomal trisomy, and one of the most visible and universally recognized genetic syndromes. Each year there Source:National Institutes of Health (NIH) With additional funding, this directive provided NIH with the opportunity to expand its current efforts on Down syndrome and commonly …

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Summit Virtual Meeting Series: 2020 National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Identifying Research Gaps and Opportunities to Improve the Care, Services, and Support of Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers Source: National Institute on Aging The goal of the summit, which was held as a virtual series on July 10, July 21, and August 13, 2020, was to bring together individuals with a variety of backgrounds …

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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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