Thursday, 14 August 2014

Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease: What Caregivers Should Know: online video

Video of an information meeting at the Adult Down Syndrome Clinic, in Chicago, recorded May 27, 2014
Down Syndrome and Alzheimer Disease: What Caregivers Should Know 
Presented by Brian Chicoine, MD (Clinic Director) and Daniel Kuhn, LCSW, (Community Educator, Rainbow Hospice)

Topics covered
  • Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
  • Ways to support someone with DS and Alzheimer Disease
  • Ways to cope
  • Questions and answers from the audience
  • 1 hr 42m 30s
The video employs a split screen to display both the speakers and their presentation slides.

The Adult Down Syndrome Clinic staff have asked, via their Facebook page, that we all ... 
... please share this with families, staff, and anyone else who knows, loves, cares for, and/or serves a person with Down syndrome and Alzheimer disease ...
and they have commented that ...
... it does require a time commitment to watch the whole video (1 hour and 40 minutes). However, following the recommendations on approaching a person with DS and AD (particularly in the second half of the video) will likely have a much greater time benefit and numerous other benefits for the audience ... The challenge of Alzheimer disease is substantial. We have walked (and we continue to walk) with many families through this journey. We are thrilled to be able to share this with the families we serve but also to a wider audience.
To investigate Down Syndrome NSW resources on Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome by visiting the Members' Library Catalogue here.  

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