Foundations of Dementia Care for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Eddy Alzheimer’s Services

Foundations of Dementia Care for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Eddy Alzheimer’s Services

Eddy Alzheimer’s Services https://www.sphp.com/alzcare in Upstate New York developed a classroom-based IDD and dementia training that provides an overview of dementia and the impact of dementia symptoms on individuals with IDD and their caregivers. The training utilizes multiple modalities, including taking a visual walk through the brain, role plays promoting positive interactions between professionals and clients and opportunities for conversation, questions and problem solving around responding to behavioral symptoms.

Keywords: intellectual and developmental disabilities, intellectual disability, IDD, training, Eddy Alzheimer’s Services