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SONY Virtual Health & Wellness Forum – Dementia: What is it and what do we do about it?

May 7 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

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The term “dementia” is used to describe a group of symptoms indicating a change in how someone thinks, behaves, and/or performs routine tasks or self-care. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) may present symptoms of dementia differently than the general population. This presentation will review the different types of dementia as well as symptoms and risk factors for adults with IDD. Discussion will also include how to support adults with IDD through these changes.

This forum will be recorded and posted to our website for viewing after the live offering is complete.

Speaker Bio: Laura M. Robinson, MPH

With over thirty years’ experience in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), Ms. Robinson’s background includes direct care, staff training, program development, regulatory oversight & compliance, qualitative and quantitative research, and program evaluation. She has been an NTG Regional Affiliated Trainer since 2014 and participates on the Geriatric Assessment Clinic team at the Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office (FLDDSO) in Rochester, NY.

Laura Robinson joined the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in 2004 and is currently the Program Coordinator for the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC), a HRSA funded GWEP, in the Division of Geriatrics & Aging in Department of Medicine. She is also a part-time doctoral student in Human Development at the Warner School. Her doctoral studies will investigate re-defining intelligence for older adults with IDD.



May 7
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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