Living Better With I/DD and Dementia

Living Better With I/DD and Dementia
Thu, March 19, 2020 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm (EST) 

Living Better with I/DD and Dementia

As People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) age, many will develop Alzheimer’s and other dementias. To maintain their quality of life, direct support staff must adapt to meet their unique needs. During this two our training, Tom Buckley, Ed.D., YAI’s Director of Population Health, will help staff to become specialized dementia care providers.

Topics include:

  • Detecting the early signs of dementia
  • Addressing challenged to quality of life and community integration
  • Behavior and Communication support strategies
  • Recognizing pain and discomfort in the people you support
  • Modifications of programs and activities to meet the needs of people with I/DD and dementia
  • Enabling continued independence within the people you support


Tom Buckley, Ed.D., YAI’s Director of Population Health

Target Audience

Human Service Professionals

Dates & Time




YAI Central Office

220 E 42nd St

7tth Floor

New York, NY 10001


Cancellation Policy
If a cancellation is received two weeks (14 days) prior to a scheduled training, a refund will be provided. Participants who cancel their enrollment less than 14 days but more than 5 days will not be refunded but given credit towards a future training. Cancellation less than 5 days will result in no refund or credit. 

No-Show Policy
Given the high demand for our trainings, no credit will be provided if the cancellation is not received prior to the training.

YAI’s Center for Professional Development reserves the right to cancel a training due to low enrollment numbers. Registrants will be notified at least 2 business days prior to the scheduled training.