2018 NADRC Webinar (April 18, 2018): The Case for Palliative Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia (weblink/pdf)

2018 NADRC Webinar: April 18, 2018
The Case for Palliative Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia

Pain management and palliative care are often difficult to access for people with both intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and dementia. This web seminar uses recent work from the International Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia, which defined advanced dementia, proposed how palliative care services (including hospice) may be used and made recommendations for completing advanced directives and advance care planning prior to the extensive progression of dementia. Case examples will help illustrate the value of service integration efforts between intellectual disability and palliative care providers, specialized training for caregivers on end-of-life care and supports, and involvement of adults with intellectual disability early on in their advance care planning.

Presenters: Mary Hogan and Philip McCallion

Webinar can be accessed at: https://youtu.be/5wlw37T7evU

PLEASE NOTE: Captions will automatically appear on the left side of the screen and the Closed Captioning tab in Youtube will not work.

Also: Down syndrome, intellectual disability, development disorder