All events are Eastern Time unless otherwise indicated.
Date(s) - Jul 12
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Joint NETGroups: Disabilities & Older Adult Services Professionals
This presentation will provide an overview of the major issues faced by adults with intellectual disability as they grow older with an emphasis on the risk of older age neuropathologies, including Alzheimer’s disease. Risk factors, prevalence, and implications for services of different causes/types of dementia will be covered, as well as, a review of some prevalent service and support models helpful to maintaining community living of adults with dementia.
Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D. is the co-Chair of the US National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, a research associate professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a member of the federal Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services. Formerly he was the director for aging and special populations for the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, served as director for technical assistance for the former Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health at the University, and spent a year as a Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation’s Public Policy Leadership Fellow at the National Institute on Aging and the United States Senate. Currently, he is leading a longitudinal study of specialized group homes designed for dementia-related care of adults with intellectual disability. He is the editor of numerous books and author of articles on aging, dementia, public policy, and rehabilitation concerning adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.