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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
Contents:
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
Summary: "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. - INTRODUCTIONReview: 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
List(s) this item appears in: Down syndrome and dementia April 2017 | Down syndrome and dementia-(supporting someone with) Jan 2019
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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

Patron comment on

A wonderful resource book. Covers all aspects of care in a clear concise format. Although the book relates to the English health care systems it is basically the same as here. It is a book you could refer to on a regular basis & hopefully get help to deal with issues of emptional & behavioural issues. It is a hands-on book.

Patron comment on

Information more relevant to the UK

Patron comment on

I got a lot of information out of both books - Dementia a NZ Guide and Downs syndrome & Dementia. Thank goodness we have an awesome library at our finger tips!

Patron comment on

A great read and have a much better understanding on the complexities of people with dementia. The book reminded me as a caregiver we are already documenting any changes in a person's behaviour/mannerisms so with dementia or not we are supporting people to live happy and healthy.

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