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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Jenny Roraback-Carson, MD

Clinical Instructor

Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
School of Medicine


Learning Objectives

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]

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