The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center developed a new resource to assist in your work with individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and dementia.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia: Practical Strategies for Professionals provides background and strategies for professionals—from both the intellectual and developmental disability and aging communities—when working with individuals living with IDD and dementia. The guide is organized into 12 sections that address different aspects of identifying and providing services to individuals living with IDD and dementia or who are at risk of developing dementia. The guide also includes tools professionals can share with family caregivers or other caregivers who work with individuals living with IDD and dementia. In addition to strategies, each section includes resources that professionals and caregivers can consult for further information related to the specific section topic. https://nadrc.acl.gov/node/169