Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Service provision in Scotland for people with an intellectual disability and dementia: adherence to good practice guidelines

Service provision in Scotland for people with an intellectual disability and dementia:...

Aim Good practice guidelines aim to promote equity and quality in service provision to...

‘Sweet dreams’: an evidence-based approach to effective sleep hygiene maintenance for people with an intellectual disability

‘Sweet dreams’: an evidence-based approach to effective sleep hygiene maintenance for...

Sleep is an essential activity of daily living that is often overlooked in approaches to...

Syndromes: Tuberous sclerosis

Our series about conditions that constitute a syndrome looks at tuberous sclerosis

Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction course on the psychological well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability

Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction course on the psychological well-being...

Aim To evaluate the effect of a 12-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course...

Cleft lip

Syndromes: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

A series about conditions with common symptoms that constitute a syndrome

Consanguinity

Consanguinity and the links to learning disabilities: the issues and pressures

Consanguinity is defined as the result of a sexual reproduction of two related individuals,...

CPD articles

Insertion and care of nasogastric tubes in adults with intellectual disabilities

Insertion and care of nasogastric tubes in adults with intellectual disabilities

Many adults with intellectual disabilities require nutritional support as feeding problems...

Inhaler and nebuliser technique for people with a learning disability

Inhaler and nebuliser technique for people with a learning disability

Healthcare professionals who support people who require an inhaler or nebuliser need to know...

Keratoconus in young people with learning disabilities: an ‘invisible’ problem

Keratoconus in young people with learning disabilities: an ‘invisible’ problem

Keratoconus is a potentially sight-threatening condition in which the cornea distorts and...

Elderly person with learning disabilities

Supporting people with Down’s syndrome and dementia

People with Down’s syndrome enjoy a longer life expectancy now than they ever have before,...

Autonomy

Helping people with learning disabilities exercise their right to autonomy

This article aims to give readers an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its role...

Carer

Changing role of family carers

People who care for a family member who has learning disabilities face many of the same...

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