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Symptomatic Overlaps Between Autism and Dementia in Older Adults

April 25, 2023 @ 2:05 pm - 3:05 pm EDT

Symptomatic Overlaps Between Autism and Dementia in Older Adults
Rowan Macey
Few studies have examined the overlap of symptoms between autism and dementia in people over the age of 65. This research proposal will address the gap in the literature which indicates that it would be informative to conduct a study similar to a previous one but with a more diverse subsection of people with late onset dementia. This review will broaden the understanding of the relationship between autism and dementia, highlighting the impact of the similarities.

Through an analysis of interviews of patients and caregivers, a consideration of innovative technology/Social Learning Theory, Constructivist Grounded Theory, assessment scales for dementia and autism, and a promotion of advanced care planning, this study will explore whether there is a link between autism and dementia and if there is, what further development is needed of existing interventions.
April 25, 2023 2:05 PM – 3:05 PM EDT



April 25, 2023
2:05 pm - 3:05 pm EDT
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