Tue, Jun 20|
Lubbock Cty Sheriff's Training Academy
Lubbock, Texas - IDD and Dementia Workshop
Join us in Lubbock for the NTG's next IDD and Dementia workshop. This nationally acclaimed workshop is being offered to Texas residents at a greatly reduced price thanks to generous funding from the Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Time & Location
Jun 20, 2023, 9:00 AM CDT – Jun 22, 2023, 4:30 PM CDT
Lubbock Cty Sheriff's Training Academy, 801 Main St, Lubbock, TX 79401, USA
About the event
The 2-day Foundation workshop ($25, normally $275) prepares attendees with the background and skills necessary to care for an aging adult with an intellectual/developmental disability (IDD) who is at risk of or who has developed Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. The Trainer workshop ($50, normally $475) includes a third day to the 2-day Foundation workshop and is for those who wish to become NTG Affiliated Regional Trainers (ARTs). NTG ARTs have access to ongoing free continuing education opportunities, mentoring, and greatly expanded topic modules. NTG ARTs can provide training within their organization or offer fee-based training to outside organizations using NTG branded and copyrighted training materials. Using NTG materials combined with ongoing mentoring and expertise, ARTs become the local experts in their geographic region for training and education on IDD and dementia.
Target Audience: Any aging or disability agency staff with direct or ancillary responsibility for caring for an aging adult with IDD at risk of or who has developed Alzheimer's or a related form of dementia. Families are also encouraged to attend. Prior attendees have included nurses, case managers, direct support personnel, program managers, physician assistants, social workers, guardians, law enforcement, staff development, dentists and physicians, psychologists, adult day program staff, and many others.
Topics covered include: Introduction to Aging & IDD, What is Dementia? ~ How Does it Present Differently in Adults with IDD? ~ Early Detection and Screening for Dementia in IDD ~ Communication Strategies ~ Common Medical Conditions That Can Mimic Dementia and Are Treatable ~ Diagnosing Dementia in IDD ~ Health Care Advocacy for Adults with IDD and Dementia ~ Understanding Challenging Behaviors in Adults with IDD and Dementia and How to Avoid Triggering Them ~ Non-pharmacologic Interventions for Behavior ~ Easy and Inexpensive Adaptations for the Physical Environment That Support Independence and Functioning ~ End-of-Life Considerations
- Ticket type
2-Day Foundation Workshop
Chose this option only if you will attend just the 2-day Foundation workshop. If you wish to become an NTG Affiliated Regional Trainer please register under the 3-day option. You only need to register for the 3-day trainer workshop, not the 2-day plus the 3-day.Price$25.00
- Ticket type
Full 3-Day Trainer Workshop
2-Day Foundation Workshop PLUS third day to become an NTG Affiliated Regional Trainer. You do not need to also register for the 2-day workshop...it is included in this price.Price$50.00