My Thinker’s Not Working

A summative report issued by the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, a planning and advocacy group organized to produce a national plan on dementia and intellectual disabilities. The report offers 20 recommendations for the improvement of services nationally and locally and suggests that its findings and recommendations be considered and integrated into the reports and plans being developed by the federal Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services — under the National Alzheimer’s Project Act. The document reviews the main issue facing adults with intellectual disabilities as they age when they are affected by dementia, as well as their families and provider organizations. The document is composed of 7 sections (Charge and Purpose, The Population, Challenges Facing the Population, Community Services, Education and Training, Financing, and Possible Solutions) and the National Dementia and Intellectual Disabilities Action Plan.

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