Supporting People with Intellectual Disability and Dementia

What is it?: Dementia is being increasingly recognised in people with intellectual disability, particularly people with Down syndrome, who can develop dementia at an earlier age than others in the community.  This can be challenging for disability services and disability support professionals (DSPs). In this workshop, participants will learn to recognise the early and later signs of dementia in people with intellectual disability, the health effects and understand the DSP’s role in screening and assessment. Participants will learn how to provide or adjust the supports needed for the person with dementia as the condition progresses.


Delivery: 2 hours class-based training (can be online or in-person)


Target audience: Disability support professionals and allied health clinicians


Note: Delivery modes can be tailored to the specific needs of each organisation.