Dementia and Aging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook [NOOK Book]

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Dementia and Aging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook

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Overview

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Tony A. Fletcher
This is the definitive text on the contemporary contributions and advancements in cognitive disabilities and dementing processes, and treatment of individuals with these conditions. This single comprehensive resource has been devised to be a ready-to-use reference guide on how diverse disciplines contribute to the overall care of these individuals. This book addresses education, assessment, accurate diagnosis, and treatment planning. The purpose is to provide a benchmark reference to educate primary healthcare professionals to work with a variety of patients and effectively treat and understand their disabilities. The intention is to provide a comprehensive text for treating cognitively impaired patients by implementing a multi-focused strategy in dealing with patients with dementia and intellectual disabilities. This is an important addition to any healthcare facility library because of the way it contributes to the understanding of the complexity of patients' limitations and strengths and ways of effectively helping in the treatment process. This book is well-suited for mental health professionals, care providers, and agencies including nurses, social workers, case managers, speech and occupational therapists, and physicians and psychologists in training who are interested in expanding their understanding of individuals with cognitive deficits as well as providing appropriate assessment, diagnosis, management, and treatment. This encompassing text is further illuminated by personal accounts of three individuals who are affected by dementia. These individuals are described from the clinical, family, and caregiver perspectives. The chapters on physiology and complications areappropriately followed by chapters on "best practices" to improve care and the quality of life. This is an extremely useful book for professionals and students in the mental health and social service professions who work with intellectually impaired patients. It compiles theory and empirical evidence and connects them with relevant issues to aid in appropriate evaluation of these individuals.
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Reviewer:Tony A. Fletcher, PsyD(Rush University Medical Center)
Description:This is the definitive text on the contemporary contributions and advancements in cognitive disabilities and dementing processes, and treatment of individuals with these conditions. This single comprehensive resource has been devised to be a ready-to-use reference guide on how diverse disciplines contribute to the overall care of these individuals. This book addresses education, assessment, accurate diagnosis, and treatment planning.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide a benchmark reference to educate primary healthcare professionals to work with a variety of patients and effectively treat and understand their disabilities. The intention is to provide a comprehensive text for treating cognitively impaired patients by implementing a multi-focused strategy in dealing with patients with dementia and intellectual disabilities. This is an important addition to any healthcare facility library because of the way it contributes to the understanding of the complexity of patients' limitations and strengths and ways of effectively helping in the treatment process.
Audience:This book is well-suited for mental health professionals, care providers, and agencies including nurses, social workers, case managers, speech and occupational therapists, and physicians and psychologists in training who are interested in expanding their understanding of individuals with cognitive deficits as well as providing appropriate assessment, diagnosis, management, and treatment.
Features:This encompassing text is further illuminated by personal accounts of three individuals who are affected by dementia. These individuals are described from the clinical, family, and caregiver perspectives. The chapters on physiology and complications are appropriately followed by chapters on "best practices" to improve care and the quality of life.
Assessment:This is an extremely useful book for professionals and students in the mental health and social service professions who work with intellectually impaired patients. It compiles theory and empirical evidence and connects them with relevant issues to aid in appropriate evaluation of these individuals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317823810
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/23/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 520
  • File size: 22 MB
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1 Introduction
1 Aging and Dementia 5
2 Perspectives of a Care Provider 32
3 A Parent's Experience 42
Pt. 2 Biomedical Considerations
4 Risk Factors and Biological Consequences 55
5 Neurologic Aspects 90
6 Associated Medical Aspects 103
Pt. 3 Assessment Considerations
7 Perspectives on Assessment and Evaluation 123
8 Assessment Methods for Diagnosis of Dementia 141
9 Adaptive Behavior 157
Pt. 4 Clinical Considerations
10 Down's Syndrome 183
11 Dementia and Depression 198
12 Psychiatric Disorders 217
13 Psychotropic Medications 232
Pt. 5 Program Considerations
14 Maintaining Communication 261
15 Specialty Clinic Perspectives 278
16 Adult Day Services 294
17 Supports in Small Group Home Settings 316
18 Coping with Losses, Death, and Grieving 330
Pt. 6 Education and Policy Considerations
19 Dementia Assistance Resources 359
20 Dementia and Public Policy Considerations 388
21 Future Prospects 415
App. 1 AAMR/IASSID Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis and Care Management of Adults with Intellectual Disability and Dementia 422
App. 2 Guidelines for Coping with Alzheimer's Disease in Persons with Down's Syndrome 430
App. 3 Instruments and Tests 444
Glossary 447
Index 471
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