Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Jenny Roraback-Carson, MD
Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
School of Medicine
By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:
Identify the medical risks to patients with intellectual disabilities with respect to transitions of care.
Describe ways in which communication with and support to caregivers can be strengthened to improve health outcomes for patients with developmental disabilities.
Name the unique challenges posed by polypharmacy and psychoactive medications in aging patients with developmental disabilities.
[From the Winter 2017 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]