Global Webinar Series – Fall 2018 Recap

FALL 2018

Supporting Aging Adults with
Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

What You Need to Know

Overview & Speakers:

This webinar reviews key research and behavioral strategies related to Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome. Huntington Potter, Ph.D, presents the most recent research discoveries about the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome and Bryn Gelaro, LSW, discusses important behavioral strategies to support aging adults with Down syndrome. Find out what families and professionals need to know about Alzheimer’s disease to provide great care for aging adults with Down syndrome.

Key takeaways from this presentation are:

  • Recent Research Discoveries related to Alzheimer’s disease and
    Down syndrome
  • Common Behavior and Mental Health Concerns of Family Members of Aging Adults with Down syndrome
  • Behavior-Based Intervention Strategies Utilizing Behavioral Strengths of Adults with Down syndrome

Huntington Potter, Ph.D. is Professor of Neurology and Director of Alzheimer’s Disease Research in the Department of Neurology and the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus. He discovered and is devoted to studying the mechanistic relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome. Prior to joining CU Denver, Dr. Potter studied, researched, and taught for at Harvard University for 30 years. He has authored over 100 scientific articles and books, holds 15 U.S. and foreign patents, and has received numerous awards for his work.

Bryn Gelaro

Bryn Gelaro, LSW, is a social worker with a background in behavioral health in adults with Down syndrome. As the Director of Adult Initiatives and Special projects at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global), her work includes furthering Global’s adult care initiatives, serving as a project manager and co-author on the Adult Medical Health Care Guidelines, and supporting Global’s efforts to open a World Class Medical Clinic for adults with Down syndrome. She also provides behavioral health services under the supervision of Dr. Dennis McGuire, LCSW, at the pilot Adult Down Syndrome Clinic at Denver Health.


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