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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,...

Drug-induced dysphagia and the high-risk effect on people with intellectual disabilities

Drug-induced dysphagia and the high-risk effect on people with intellectual disabilities

Research indicates that aspirate pneumonia as a result of dysphagia can be one of the...

Developing strategic health facilitators to increase the uptake of annual learning disability health checks

Developing strategic health facilitators to increase the uptake of annual learning...

People who have a learning disability have increased health risks compared to the general...

Syndromes: Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)

A series about conditions with common symptoms that constitute syndromes

Helping young people who have learning disabilities and their families to plan end of life care: the ADVANCE toolkit

Helping young people who have learning disabilities and their families to plan end of...

Young people who have learning disabilities commonly have many complex and severe life-...

Use of colour-coded wristbands to improve care for people with learning disabilities

Use of colour-coded wristbands to improve care for people with learning disabilities in...

People with a learning disability often experience health inequalities. Inquiries and...

CPD articles

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...

Epilepsy

An overview of epilepsy in children and young people

The role of the nurse is vital in the management of childhood epilepsy. Nurses play a key...

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