Detection and Management of Dementia in the Intellectually Disabled Population

By: Jeffrey Bennett  

Advances in healthcare have enabled longer life expectancy in the intellectually and developmentally disabled population, increasing the need for recognition and management of age related changes in neurocognitive function. This workshop will review challenges faced in the systems of care for this population, screening and assessment inventories available, and explore case examples of application of screening, diagnosis, and management strategies by workers in the field.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Dementia, Health Disparities
Medical Perspectives on Aging, Health, Wellness
Workshop Presentation

Jeffrey Bennett

Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, United States
Illinois, United States

I am currently Adult Division Director at the Department of Psychiatry at SIU Medicine in the state of Illinois with a background in Developmental Disabilities Psychiatry.