Aging With an Intellectual and Developmental Disability: Challenges and Management

HCPs are encountering an aging I/DD population as people with I/DD are living longer, healthier lives. Some of these individuals have environmental and psychosocial needs that may not be met by traditional geriatric care. HCPs are sometimes unfamiliar with how to assess and treat cognitive decline and dementia experienced by the aging population with I/DD.

This webcast is designed to increase awareness and knowledge of age-associated changes in aging adults with I/DD and to support individuals with I/DD and their families who are affected by aging and dementia. The webcast will also discuss systems of care and aging-related community support resources that may be used to address health problems such as dementia and cognitive decline that can impact older adults with I/DD.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to

  • Discuss the impact of aging on adults with I/DD and their families
  • Review the effectiveness of environmental, psychosocial and pharmaceutical interventions for managing cognitive decline in patients with I/DD
  • Identify systems of care that may be used to address health problems such as dementia and cognitive decline that impact older adults with I/DD
  • Describe ways to modify the clinical approach  to adjust for loss of function in the older adult with I/DD

Dr. KellerPresenter
Seth M. Keller, MD
Co-Chair, National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices;
President Emeritus, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry;
Neurologist, Advocare Neurology of South Jersey,
Lumberton, New Jersey

About the Presenter
Seth M. Keller, MD is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in the evaluation and care of adults with I/DD with neurologic complications. He cares for individuals with I/DD both in the community as well as in New Jersey’s intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled (ICF/DD). Dr Keller is on the Executive Board of the Arc of Burlington County as well as on the board for The Arc of New Jersey Mainstreaming Medical Care Board. Dr Keller is actively involved in national and international I/DD health education as a speaker and as a webcast and workshop participant. 

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Faculty Disclosure
Seth M. Keller, MD, has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships.

Activity Planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Rebecca Gleason, RN
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Activity Planner Disclosures
All of the planners reported that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.

Method of Participation
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this activity.
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  • Completing the entire activity
  • Completing the Pre- and Post-activity Assessments, Activity Evaluation, and Application for Certificate of Credit forms

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Method for Calculating CE Credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation Statement
Joint Accreditation LogoThis activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare – Community & State. In support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit Designation Statements
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Case Managers
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM).

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Provided By
This activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare – Community & State.

Commercial Support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

Hardware/Software Requirements
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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers,nurses, physicians and other health care professionals (HCPs) who have an interest in intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD).

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers
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