Alzheimer’s Association, Huron Valley PACE Offer Dementia Training

September 18 Introduction to Dementia in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities 

Ypsilanti, MI, September 12, 2019 – Huron Valley PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) in Ypsilanti is hosting a workshop entitled, “Introduction to Dementia in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities,” offered by the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter. This training will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Huron Valley PACE Day Health Center, located at 2940 Ellsworth Road in Ypsilanti. 

“People with developmental disabilities (DD) are living longer than ever, and with longer life comes an increased risk of dementia,” says Kate Pierce, Program Director for the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter “This training will help care partners recognize the unique signs and symptoms of dementia in this population, and how best to respond to changes in behavior, communication, and self-care abilities for these older adults.” 

This event is free and includes breakfast, starting at 6:30 a.m. There is also the opportunity to earn two Social Work CEs. 

Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, contact Lindsay Mann-Shanahan, MHA, Huron Valley PACE Marketing Manager, at 734-879-0323 or by e-mail at 


The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of 

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