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CanAssist founder Nigel Livingston will be among the speakers at a workshop on aging, developmental disabilities and dementia on Sept. 13.

The workshop, which will take place at UVic's David Strong Building from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. will cover issues including: the changing nature of Canada's population and the emerging “grey wave;” fundamentals of how people with lifelong neurodevelopmental disabilities are affected by aging; and how assessment is carried out with older adults with neurodevelopmental conditions who experience functional decline.

There will also be a dialogue on the nature of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and how communities and the support system can prepare for their growing impact. Technologies directed at increasing the independence and quality of life of those living with disabilities will also be discussed.

Speakers at the event include:

  • Seth M. Keller, M.D., neurologist and past president of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, and co-chair of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices in the United States
  • Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D., research associate professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, and co-chair of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices in the U.S.
  • Nigel J. Livingston, Ph.D., CanAssist founder and UVic professor

In addition, an introduction will be provided by Roy I. Brown, Ph.D., professor emeritus, University of Calgary and adjunct professor at UVic; Director, IASSIDD Academy

The workshop will be of interest to family members of persons with lifelong neurodevelopmental conditions, workers in the disability, aged care, and health sectors, professionals, and administrators.

Registration is open; donations to IASSID Academy are most welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Roy Brown at royibrown@shaw.caAn e-mail indicating your attendance would be appreciated.

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Room C122 in the David Strong Building, University of Victoria

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