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Intellectual Disability and Dementia: Research into Practice

This book offers a balanced appraisal of the evidence base on people with intellectual disabilities who develop dementia. It includes a range of resources

This book offers a balanced appraisal of the evidence base on people with intellectual disabilities who develop dementia. It includes a range of resources, and is split into three sections that address the following:



Service planning: what are we going to do?

Section one explores issues such as defining and diagnosing, prevalence and incidence, and treatment options. The authors also explain the differing theories about why people with Down’s syndrome are more likely to experience dementia. Section two explores the experiences of people with learning disabilities and dementia, and their families. Section three focuses on service planning and explores issues such as ‘breaking bad news’. The authors also describe a framework that can be used to discuss diagnosis and prognosis.

I would recommend this book to any health or social care professional working with people with intellectual disabilities.

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