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Supporting Aging Adults with
Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease
Huntington Potter, Ph.D
Director of Alzheimer’s Research, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome
Department of Neurology, University of Colorado Denver
Bryn Gelaro, LSW
Director of Adult Initiatives & Special Projects for Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
12pm – 1pm MST

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Non-Members – $10

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This webinar will review key research and behavioral strategies related to Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome. Huntington Potter, Ph.D, will present the most recent research discoveries about the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome and Bryn Gelaro, LSW, will discuss important behavioral strategies to support aging adults with Down syndrome. Find out what families and professionals need to know about Alzheimer’s disease to provide great care for adults with Down syndrome. Key takeaways from this presentation are:

  • Recent Research Discoveries
  • Common Behavior and Mental Health Concerns of Family Members of Aging Adults with Down syndrome
  • Behavior Based Interventions that Utilize Common Behavioral Strengths of Adults with Down syndrome

Huntington Potter, Ph.D. is Professor of Neurology and Director of Alzheimer’s Disease Research in the Department of Neurology and the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado, Denver. He discovered and is devoted to studying the mechanistic relationship between Alzheimer’s Disease and Down syndrome. Prior to joining UC Denver, Dr. Potter studied, researched and taught for 30 years at Harvard University. He has authored of over 100 scientific articles and books, holds 15 U.S. and foreign patents, and has received numerous awards for his work.

Bryn Gelaro, LSW, is a social worker with a background in behavioral health with adults with Down syndrome. As the Director of Adult Initiatives and Special projects at Global, her work includes furthering Global’s adult care initiatives, serving as a project manager and co-author on the Adult Medical Health Care Guidelines update, and supporting Global’s efforts to open a World Class Medical Clinic for adults with Down syndrome. She also provides behavioral health under the supervision of Dr. Dennis McGuire, LCSW, at the pilot Adult Down Syndrome Clinic at Denver Health.

This webinar is one of the many benefits associated with Global Down Syndrome Foundation Membership. Learn more about Global’s award-winning magazine, Down Syndrome World™, and how to become a Global Member today.

If you have a family member or dear friend with Down syndrome or Alzheimer’s disease, this webinar is for you.

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