Caring for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Alzheimer’s

August 16, 2013 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​As individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities live longer lives, they are at increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, and this combination of conditions will provide an increasing challenge for continuing care retirement communities and other aging services settings, according to the most recent issue of CARF Connection. These individuals may experience Alzheimer’s symptoms sooner than others, experience more rapid decline, and see a shorter duration between diagnosis and death.

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