Pujols Wellness Center Webinar: Dementia and Behavior Changes in Down syndrome: There’s Help Out There!

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June 19, 2021 – Join us for this important webinar on Down Syndrome and Dementia Latest Research and Support Strategies. SATURDAY, June 19th from 10:00am-12:00pm. Please register by visiting the link below:

https://slarc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqc-mgrTgoG9O-41A4dva2vnvIDznlJr2n

Down syndrome and Dementia Latest Research and Support Strategies.
Saturday, June 19th 10am-12pm. Hosted by Washington University School of Medicine, Down syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis and St. Louis Arc. 
Dr. Beau Ances, Daniel J Brennon MD Professor of Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis will share the lates medical research about Down syndrome and Dementia and the role Washington University is playing to bring more effective treatments to the Down syndrome community. 
Mary Anne Tolliver, Director of Aging and Residential Navigation at the St. Louis Arc will share best support strategies for people who are experiencing a decline including tips for memory loss,  confusion and changes in behavior. 
Dr. Ances is the Daniel J Brennon MD Professor in the Departments of Neurology, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). He is an internationally recognized expert in neurodegerative disorders and neuroinfectious diseases. Dr. Ances is currently the recipient of multiple National Institues of Health (NIH) awards and a key investigator on a collaborative study across eight institutions in the United States to study the relationship between AD and DS through the Alzheimer Biomarker Consortium - Down Syndrome (ABC-DS). He is honored to be invited to speak at this workshop and hopeful in his endeavors to search for a treatment or cure for AD, especially as it is related to adults with Down syndrome. 
Mary Anne Tolliver joined the Arc in 1984 as a direct support professional, served as Director of Residential Services for 20+ years, and currently supports individuals and families as the Director of Aging and Navigator of Residential Services. Mary Anne holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. She is a national speaker on end of life care, Association on Aging and Developmental Disability Board member, and a certified trainer with the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices for Dementia Capable Care of Adults with ID and Dementia.

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