Specialized Family Care Program

Developmental Disabilities and Alzheimer's Disease

  • Category: Health
  • Materials: Article: "Developmental Disabilities and Alzheimer's Disease... What You Should Know" by Workgroup on Alzheimer's Disease & Developmental Disabilities & the NY Caregiver Assistance Project on Aging and Developmental Disabilities & published by the Arc of the US
  • Goal: Provider can recognize signs of Alzheimer's Disease in a person with a developmental disability and knows how to provide care and seek resources
  • Credit Hours: 2 Hours
  • Date Developed: March 2012
  • Developed by: Donna McCune, MSW, SFC Liaison

Training Objectives:

  1. Provider can describe Alzheimer's disease
  2. Provider knows how to find out if someone has Alzheimer's disease
  3. Provider knows how Alzheimer's disease can affect adults with developmental disabilities
  4. Provider knows care techniques for Alzheimer's disease
  5. Provider knows where to seek help for an individual with Alzheimer's disease

Training Procedures:

  • *Provider initiated self-study. Alternate formats of the study materials are available upon request. (View Course Materials)
  • Test completed by Provider (Take the Test Below)
  • Review of test responses by Family Based Care Specialist and Provider