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.

Intellectual Disability And Dementia

Author: Karen Watchman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007963
Size: 60.98 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.

About Dementia

Author: Karen Dodd
Publisher:
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.

Alzheimer S Disease And Dementia In Down Syndrome And Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Vee P. Prasher
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857756081
Size: 77.87 MB
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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.

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

Author: Diane Kerr
Publisher:
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.

Singing Groups For People With Dementia

Author: Diana Kerr
Publisher: Choir Press
ISBN: 9781909300958
Size: 39.36 MB
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Singing Groups For People With Dementia from the Author: Diana Kerr. Music is important to us as a species, and it can be particularly important to people with dementia. Singing in a group can improve a person's mood, recall, self-esteem and overall quality of life. Whether you're a trained musician or someone who has no training but can hold a tune (and that is almost everyone), this book will give you guidance on every stage of setting up a singing group for people with dementia: choosing songs, structuring sessions, choosing and setting up a venue, training volunteers, finding funding, keeping participants safe and ensuring that everyone has a good time.

Living With Learning Disabilities Dying With Cancer

Author: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002006
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Living With Learning Disabilities Dying With Cancer from the Author: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne. This book is a powerful and moving account of the experiences of 13 people with learning disabilities who were living with cancer. The author followed their lives as part of a 3-year research study, during which 10 people died. She spent extensive periods of time with them at their homes and day centres, in hospitals, hospices and nursing homes. In doing so, she gained a unique understanding of what it is like for individuals with learning disabilities to live with deteriorating health and how this may impact upon their families, friends and carers. How was each person's cancer diagnosed? How was their cancer and its implications explained to them? How much did they understand and how did they cope with treatment? What happened when they were dying? In answering these questions, the book exposes the suffering of people with learning disabilities at the end of their lives, but also their remarkable resilience and strength. In an optimistic final chapter, the author demonstrates how people with learning disabilities can best be supported at the end of life. This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the care and support of people with learning disabilities who have cancer and who are dying, including health and social care professionals, families and friends.

Understanding Behaviour In Dementia That Challenges

Author: Ian Andrew James
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002969
Size: 38.22 MB
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Understanding Behaviour In Dementia That Challenges from the Author: Ian Andrew James. *Highly Commended in the Health and Social Care category at the 2012 British Medical Association Book Awards* Behaviours that challenge can significantly interfere with the quality of life of a person with dementia, as well as that of those who live with and care for them. Yet there is a great deal of confusion surrounding how such behaviours should be addressed. This book provides theory and practical guidance on the assessment and treatment of behaviours that challenge in dementia, with a particular emphasis on non-pharmacological approaches. The author describes the different categories and causes of challenging behaviour in people with dementia, and provides tried-and-tested models which will aid identification, assessment and treatment. A thorough evaluation of the use of psychotropic medication is provided, as well as of a wide range of psychological and biopsychosocial interventions. The book contains useful tools and protocol derived from the author's work at a specialist challenging behaviour unit, as well as case studies which demonstrate how the various models may be used in practice. This will be an invaluable resource for any professional involved in the assessment and treatment of behaviours that challenge in people with dementia, including psychiatrists, psychologists, community psychiatric nurses, GPs and occupational therapists. It will also be of interest to those involved in commissioning, providing and managing services.

Learning To Speak Alzheimer S

Author: Joanne Koenig Coste
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618485178
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Learning To Speak Alzheimer S from the Author: Joanne Koenig Coste. A new approach to dealing with Alzheimer's disease offers a five step method for caring for people with progressive dementia, while offering hundreds of practical tips to ease life for patients and caregivers.