Understanding Learning Disability And Dementia

Author: Diana Kerr
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846426759
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Understanding Learning Disability And Dementia from the Author: Diana Kerr. Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia covers all the essential issues in supporting a person with a learning disability when they develop dementia. Like the population at large, people with learning disabilities are living longer, and therefore an increasing number are developing dementia. Service providers, planners, doctors, social workers, carers and direct support staff need to be equipped with relevant knowledge prior to the onset of dementia, so that they can devise appropriate therapeutic interventions and coping strategies, including health and medication management and palliative care. This book will provide essential knowledge for anyone involved in the provision of services, assessment of need and direct care and support for dementia sufferers who also have a learning disability.

About Dementia

Author: Karen Dodd
ISBN: 9781904082903
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About Dementia from the Author: Karen Dodd. This booklet for more able people with learning disabilities describes dementia in easy-to-understand language and provides answers to commonly asked questions.

Intellectual Disability And Dementia

Author: Karen Watchman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007963
Size: 28.19 MB
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Intellectual Disability And Dementia from the Author: Karen Watchman. Presenting the most up-to-date information available about dementia and intellectual disabilities, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice, and describes clearly the relevance and implications for support and services Internationally renowned experts from the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands discuss good practice and the way forward in relation to assessment, diagnosis, interventions, staff knowledge and training, care pathways, service design, measuring outcomes and the experiences of individuals, families and carers. The wealth of information offered will inform support and services throughout the whole course of dementia, from diagnosis to end of life. Particular emphasis is placed on how intellectual disability and dementia services can work collaboratively to offer more effective, joined up support. Practitioners, managers and commissioners will find this to be an informative resource for developing person-centred provision for people with intellectual disabilities and dementia and their families. It will also be a key text for academics and students who wish to be up-to-date with the latest research and practice developments in this field.

Alzheimer S Disease And Dementia In Down Syndrome And Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Vee P. Prasher
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857756081
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Alzheimer S Disease And Dementia In Down Syndrome And Intellectual Disabilities from the Author: Vee P. Prasher. Reviews the biological aspects of Alzheimer's Disease and dementia particularly in older adults with Down Syndrome; Brings together findings from research and clinical practice with a multi-disciplinary perspective; Unique in combining information on Alzheimer's Disease and its associated dementia in the general population with that of adults with intellectual disabilities.

Intellectual Disabilities And Dementia

Author: Karen Watchman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501840
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Intellectual Disabilities And Dementia from the Author: Karen Watchman. Drawing on the author's first-hand experiences with families, this book provides crucial, accessible information and answers the difficult questions that often arise when a family member with an intellectual disability is diagnosed with dementia. Linking directly to policy and practice in both dementia and intellectual disability care, this book takes an outcome-focussed approach to support short, medium and long-term planning. With a particular emphasis on communication, the author seeks to ensure that families and organisations are able to converse effectively about a relative's health and care. The book looks at how to recognise when changes in the health of a relative with an intellectual disability could indicate the onset of dementia, as well as addressing common concerns surrounding living situations, medication and care plans. Each chapter is structured to identify strategies for support whilst working towards outcomes identified by families as dementia progresses.

Responding To The Pain Experiences Of People With A Learning Difficulty And Dementia

Author: Diane Kerr
ISBN: 9781859354582
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Responding To The Pain Experiences Of People With A Learning Difficulty And Dementia from the Author: Diane Kerr. People with a learning disability are living longer, this increased longevity brings with it the conditions and illnesses of older age; dementia is one of these. It is known that amongst people in the general population who have dementia there is inadequate pain recognition and treatment. This report has identified similar trends in pain management amongst people with a learning disability and dementia. This report explores the knowledge and practice in relation to pain recognition and management amongst direct support staff, members of community learning disability teams and General Practitioners. The report also examines the understanding and experiences of pain amongst people with a learning disability and dementia. The report identifies the dilemmas and obstacles to effective pain management. It also identifies examples of good practice and makes clear recommendations for practitioners and service providers.

Reminiscence And Life Story Work

Author: Faith Gibson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849051518
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Reminiscence And Life Story Work from the Author: Faith Gibson. Previously published under title: Reminiscence and recall.

Learning Disabilities

Author: Helen Atherton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702047015
Size: 17.47 MB
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Learning Disabilities from the Author: Helen Atherton. Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life. This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services. The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care Well-written accessible content Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links the embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives. chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and ‘hot links’ to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference

A Guide To Psychological Understanding Of People With Learning Disabilities

Author: Jenny Webb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135089183
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A Guide To Psychological Understanding Of People With Learning Disabilities from the Author: Jenny Webb. Who are the people we describe as having learning or intellectual disability? Many clinical psychologists working in a mental health setting are now encountering people with learning disabilities, in some cases for the first time. This book provides the background information and understanding required to provide a basis for a truly inclusive and effective service for people with learning disability. In A Guide to Psychological Understanding of People with Learning Disabilities, Jenny Webb argues that we need a new, clinically-based definition of learning disability and an approach which integrates scientific rigour with humanistic concern for this group of people, who are so often vulnerable to misunderstanding and marginalisation. Psychological approaches need to be grounded in an understanding of historical, theoretical and ethical influences as well as a body of knowledge from other disciplines. The Eight Domains is a simple but holistic method for information gathering, while The Three Stories is an integrative model of formulation for use in relation for those people whose needs do not fit neatly into any one theory. Divided into three sections, the book explores: Understanding the context Understanding the person: eight domains Making sense: three stories. This book provides an invaluable guide for trainee clinical psychologists and their supervisors and tutors, working with adults with learning disability. It will also be valuable for clinical psychologists working in mainstream settings who may now be receiving referrals for people with learning disability and want to update their skills.

Dementia And Memory

Author: Simon B. N. Thompson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754646334
Size: 77.19 MB
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Dementia And Memory from the Author: Simon B. N. Thompson. With an expanding older population, it is crucial that we develop our understanding of how to treat those suffering from dementia and related diseases. This accessible book provides extensive information on the different types of dementia and on memory problems more generally. It will be an invaluable resource for the trained healthcare and medical professional and for the student reader.