Iowa Geriatric Education Center Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Geriatric Lecture Series

October-03-16 - Aging with Intellectual Disabilities

In this presentation, Dr. Mulhausen will describe the changing longevity of people with intellectual disability (ID) that calls for greater attention to their lifespan needs. He will discuss assessing for health needs that are frequently unmet in patients with ID who are aging and develop effective care plans that capitalize on the full range of preventive, supportive, and treatment options available. In addition, Dr. Mulhausen will speak on the education and support of individuals with ID and their caregivers in physical activity and healthy nutrition to promote wellness. Finally, he will discuss the development and implementation strategies for reducing care burdens for families of individuals with ID, as well as reducing high rates of turnover in nonfamily caregivers.

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Dr. Mulhausen received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota, a Masters in Health Sciences degree from Duke University and completed his postgraduate training at the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Mulhausen is now the Chief Medical Officer for Telligen, focusing on clinical guidance and enhancing population health management solutions.

About GLS

The Geriatric Lecture Series online presentations cover a wide range of topics in the clinical management of older adults. Find out how to participate here. Registration for the 2016 Geriatric Lecture Series is now open.

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