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Author Kerr, Diana.
Title Understanding learning disability and dementia : developing effective interventions / Diana Kerr.
Imprint London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley, 2007.

Author Kerr, Diana.
Subject Dementia -- Patients -- Care.
Learning disabled -- Care.
Learning disabilities -- Complications.
Dementia -- complications.
Patient Care.
Description 1 online resource (198 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-189) and indexes.
Contents Front cover; Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia: Developing Effective Interventions; Contents; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Introduction; 1 What is a Learning Disability?; 2 What is Dementia?; 3 Getting a Diagnosis; 4 Working with Different Realities; 5 Maintaining Good Communication; 6 Therapeutic Interventions; 7 Challenging Behaviour; 8 Responding to the Pain Needs of People with a Learning Disability and Dementia; 9 The Experiences and Needs of Peers; 10 Supporting People to Eat Well; 11 Creating Supportive Physical Environments; 12 The Role of Technology; 13 Late and End Stage Care.
Summary Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia covers all the essential issues in supporting a person with a learning disability when they develop dementia. The increased longevity of the population at large also means that the number of people with a learning disability is living longer, and the numbers of these people developing dementia will continue to increase. Service providers, planners, doctors, social workers, carers and direct support staff need to be equipped with relevant knowledge prior to the onset of the condition, so they can devise appropriate therapeutic interventions and cop.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781846426759 (electronic bk.)
1846426758 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 191863678
Additional Format Print version: Kerr, Diana. Understanding learning disability and dementia. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley, 2007 9781843104421 1843104423 (OCoLC)171111889