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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
1:00 - 2:00 Eastern
Location: online



Sponsored By

 AAIDD - AUCD - The Arc of the US - ANCOR - AAIDD Gerontology Division -    RRTC on Aging & DD at the University of Illinois at Chicago

   Listen Archived Webinar

No Registration Fees - You Pay Your Ordinary Telephone Charges


Date:  Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Time:  1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Moderator:  Elizabeth A. Perkins, PhD, President AAIDD Gerontology Division

Topic: DEMENTIA AMONG ADULTS with DOWN SYNDROME: Individual Differences in Risk and Progression

Speaker:  Wayne Silverman, PhD.  Dr. Silverman is the Director of Intellectual Disabilities Research, Department of Behavioral Psychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) and Associate Director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at KKI and Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Silverman and his colleagues have been studying effects of aging and Alzheimer's disease on adults with intellectual disability, especially adults with Down syndrome, for over 20 years. Dr. Silverman is an AAIDD Fellow and a past Board member, as well as the immediate past President of The Academy on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Webinar Description:  This presentation will provide an overview of currently available information on progression of dementia among adults with Down syndrome. General background material will be presented regarding the connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease, and findings from a large ongoing research program will be presented with an emphasis on individual differences in age of onset of dementia (i.e., risk) and rate of symptom progression. Additional findings regarding the effectiveness of "cognitive enhancing" medications will also be discussed, as will evidence supporting possible strategies for delaying declines in cognitive and functional abilities in vulnerable individuals.

Target Audience: Anyone interested in dementia and aging with intellectual disability, but especially anyone interested in planning services for elderly individuals with intellectual disability.



3rd Wednesday of the Month

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time


 February 17th, 2010:  Principles of Medical Ethics in Health Care Provision

Speaker:  Michael Henderson, M.D. University of Rochester, Strong Medical Center


March 17th, 2010:  Self Advocacy Topic Pending

Speaker:  Pending  


April 21:  End of Life through a Cultural Lens

Speaker:  Tawara Goode, PhD, Associate Director Georgetown UCEDD, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development


What's a webinar? A webinar is a live meeting that takes place over the web. Webinars consist of a PowerPoint presentation, with the speaker discussing the presentation just as he or she would at a conference presentation. During a webinar, however, the presentation is remote and the participants cannot see the speaker. Participants in different locations "login" to the meeting host (in this case, GoToWebinar) via their computers and watch the presentation on their screens. The audio portion of the meeting is via telephone on the conference call number provided in the registration confirmation. Some webinars are one-directional (meaning the attendees watch passively); others are more interactive, where attendees interact with the moderator, each other, and/or the documents being viewed. AAIDD webinars are all minimally interactive, giving participants a chance to ask questions of renowned presenters they may not have a chance to meet otherwise. Participants can use the webinar toolbox on their screen to type questions to the presenter. It is most helpful to participants to log in to the webinar and call into the conference line several minutes in advance of the start time, to ensure everything is working properly before the webinar begins.