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Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities / Edition 1

Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9781405102193
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/14/2007
Series: Int. Assoc. for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Vee P. Prasher is Associate Professor –Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry within Birmingham SpecialistCommunity Health NHS Trust (Services for People with LearningDisabilities), United Kingdom.

Matthew P. Janicki is Research Associate Professor,Department of Disability and Human Development, University ofIllinois at Chicago, United States of America.

Foreword written by Robert Cooke, M.D., Senior Health Advisor tothe Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation and originator of theNational Institute for Child Health and Human Development in theUnited States of America

Table of Contents

Overview of 'Healthy Aging': Epidemiological Concerns and Issues.

Assessment Processes of Physical Health in Older Adults.

Syndrome Specific Conditions.

Cerebral Palsy and Aging.

Epilepsy and Aging in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.

Visual Impairment in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.

Hearing Impairment and Aging.

Endocrinological Issues in Aging and IntellectualDisabilities.

Dentition and Oral Health.

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

Barriers to Health Care Services

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This is a very relevant book in these times...We have found useful information in a clear and straightforward language in each chapter and can warmly recommend it to the physician and allied professionals involved with the medical care and service of persons with intellectual disability.

Joav Merrick & Mahammed Morad in Int J Adolesc Med Health 2003; (15:1)

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