Dementia Forum PowerPoints, Photos, and Testimonials

Wide shot of Dementia Forum, with particpants seated at round tables.

PowerPoint presentations from our June 28th Dementia and I/DD forum in Seattle are now available for download.

Dementia and Intellectual Disability, presented by Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D.

Decline in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Assessment and Care Considerations, presented by Seth M. Keller, MD.

Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, presented by the Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC).

Wide shot of Dementia Forum, with particpants seated at round tables.

Testimonials from the Forum

The forum was highly informative and provided up-to-date information about what is happening in the state of Washington as well at our national level. Presenters were very informed about the current state of affairs of health policy and development, collaborative efforts, and evidence based practice for dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, particularly for those with Down Syndrome.

Thank you very much for the work that went in to planning this conference.

Julie Pusztai, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Health Sciences
Seattle Pacific University

Image from the Dementia forum.

The training/presentations were very informative for me and for the families that our organization is serving. The presenters were excellent. Open Doors for Multicultural Families serves families from different cultural backgrounds who care for their loved ones with DD/I. The key messages I learned from the presentations and will share with others were:

Based on medical research and statistics, Individuals with I/DD (Down Syndrome especially) develop Dementia early, age early, and care level become more intensive toward the end of life stage.

As service provider, community leader, and family caregiver, we should and need to be informed and educated others about the early signs of early stage of Dementia, help plan and take steps to address necessary care needs (housing, medical and personal care ADLS, financial, legal …) for those we all care about.

I am willing to be the contact person to further bridge and reach out to those who are need of support to receive appropriate information (modified presentation with language support etc.) to help their loved ones plan better. E.g. Educational presentation in different settings (small and big groups/workshop) to the diverse families who are connected to us.

Jenny Ap
Adult & Senior Program Manager
Open Doors for Multicultural Families

Presenter at the Dementia Forum.

Thank you again for having me at the forum yesterday. It was so informative and enjoyable!

Hannah Wishnek
Care Consultant
Alzheimer’s Association

Wide shot of Dementia Forum, with particpants seated at round tables.



2018

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