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Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities
     

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

by Sherryl Gaskell, Geoff Marston, Louise Hammond
 

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People with learning disabilities are at greater risk of physical and psychiatric illness than the population at large, but their health needs are often not adequately supported.

This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It is designed to help the carers to better understand what the

Overview

People with learning disabilities are at greater risk of physical and psychiatric illness than the population at large, but their health needs are often not adequately supported.

This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It is designed to help the carers to better understand what the service users' health needs may be, how to recognise problems, and how to meet their needs. Chapter topics include physical health issues such as epilepsy, common health problems and diet and well-being; mental health issues such as dementia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety; and information related to common issues such as sleep and swallowing problems. The book also includes advice on screening programmes and health checks.

Written in an accessible and straightforward style, this book will be an invaluable guide for anyone caring for someone with a learning disability, including social carers, health facilitators, community nurses and family carers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849051316
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd
Publication date:
10/28/2010
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David Perry, Louise Hammond, Geoff Marston and Sherryl Gaskell are all based at the Caludon Centre at the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, UK. David Perry is Consultant Psychiatrist, specialising in learning disabilities; Louise Hammond is Lead Health Facilitator; Geoff Marston is Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in Down's syndrome and mental health; and Sherryl Gaskell is Strategic Health Facilitator.

David Perry, Louise Hammond, Geoff Marston and Sherryl Gaskell are all based at the Caludon Centre at the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, UK. David Perry is Consultant Psychiatrist, specialising in learning disabilities; Louise Hammond is Lead Health Facilitator; Geoff Marston is Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in Down's syndrome and mental health; and Sherryl Gaskell is Strategic Health Facilitator.

James Eva is an independent medicolegal psychiatrist and Mental Health Review Tribunal medical member, living in Cornwall.

David Perry, Louise Hammond, Geoff Marston and Sherryl Gaskell are all based at the Caludon Centre at the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, UK. David Perry is Consultant Psychiatrist, specialising in learning disabilities; Louise Hammond is Lead Health Facilitator; Geoff Marston is Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in Down's syndrome and mental health; and Sherryl Gaskell is Strategic Health Facilitator.

David Perry, Louise Hammond, Geoff Marston and Sherryl Gaskell are all based at the Caludon Centre at the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, UK. David Perry is Consultant Psychiatrist, specialising in learning disabilities; Louise Hammond is Lead Health Facilitator; Geoff Marston is Consultant Psychiatrist, specialising in learning disabilities; and Sherryl Gaskell is Strategic Health Facilitator. James Eva is an independent medicolegal psychiatrist and Mental Health Review Tribunal medical member, living in Cornwall.

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