Down's syndrome and dementia : a resource for carers and support staff
By: Dodd, Karen.
Contributor(s): Turk, Vicky | Christmas, Michelle.Publisher: Kidderminster BILD Publications 2009Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 136 p. ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9781905218080.Subject(s): BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS | DOWN SYNDROME | AGEING | DEMENTIA | HEALTH ISSUES | DAILY LIVING | CAREGIVERS | SUPPORT STAFF
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Previous edition 2002
Introduction|Contextual issues|Service issues|Behavioural and emotional difficulties in early and mid stage dementia|Daily living skills|Health issues in dementia|Chief issues in late stage dementia
"This text provides information on most of the issues that may arise when you are working with or caring for a person with Down's syndrome and dementia. The text describes the issues, identifies the possible risks, highlights any important factors and gives a comprehensive list of tips and solutions. - INTRODUCTION
This book is designed to help carers support people with Down’s syndrome and dementia by providing comprehensive information and guidance. It is not intended to help in the assessment and diagnosis of the condition or in the formal training of staff.
The six chapters cover contextual issues. Service issues, behavioural and emotional difficulties in early and mid stage dementia, daily living skills, health issues and the chief issues of late stage dementia.
This second edition has been updated to take account of new legislation in the UK and the growing awareness and practice in specific areas, such as pain, medication and the philosophy of care as well as recent developments in dementia care.
The book focuses on practical day to day issues. Describes these issues, identifies the possible risks, highlights any important factors and gives a comprehensive list of tips and solutions.
Although written and published in the UK, the wealth of guidance would be relevant anywhere