Supporting Adults With IDD Through Regressive Illnesses


About This Webinar

Older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) may exhibit dementia and clinical symptoms that are distinct to this group. This can lead to misconceptions that make it challenging to recognize cognitive decline in adults with IDD. Training direct support professionals (DSPs) with the skills to identify the unique characteristics of regressive illnesses is crucial for effectively supporting the IDD population.

Watch this on-demand webinar to hear Christina Marsack-Topolewski, PhD, talk about the regressive characteristics that may occur in older adults with IDD.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • Signs of regression in adults with IDD
  • Types of dementia
  • Trends and prevalence of dementia in IDD


Christina M. Marsack-Topolewski PhD, LMSW

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University

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