The Case for Palliative Care for People with IDD and Dementia

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The American Society on Aging (ASA) is hosting a webinar on palliative care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and Dementia. This webinar is part of the National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

People with both IDD and dementia often have difficulties accessing pain management and palliative care. This webinar will discuss recent work from the International Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia. The Summit 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.

Presenters of this webinar will share case examples that 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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
The American Society on Aging (ASA)
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