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Supporting the Health and Function of People with Intellectual Disability who are Ageing or Frail
May 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$135.00
About the Workshop
The life expectancy of people with intellectual disability is increasing. However, many people with intellectual disability have signs of ageing and frailty at a younger age than others in the population. In this workshop, participants will learn to recognise signs of ageing and frailty in people with intellectual disability and be aware of the associated health and functional outcomes. They will also learn how to support people as they age to maintain their health and daily activities and therefore facilitate ageing in place.
Date: Wednesday 3 May 2023
Time: 10am – 12pm
Delivery: Interactive workshop live online
Target audience: Disability support professionals and allied health clinicians
Dr Seeta Durvasula
Dr Seeta Durvasula is a medical practitioner with recognised expertise in the health care in people with intellectual disability, with over 35 years of practice in this field. She has experience in conducting comprehensive health assessments in people with intellectual disability and complex health conditions, particularly as they age. Seeta provides advice and support to general practitioners and other clinicians regarding health care for people with intellectual disability. Seeta has long standing experience in education for medical and allied health students, general practitioners, other clinicians and disability professionals. Her research interests include ageing, frailty and preventive health and health outcomes in people with intellectual disability.
Please note that there is a capped number of participant places to ensure the workshop can be interactive. Once this number is reached, a waiting list will be established.
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