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Title Caring for the physical and mental health of people with learning disabilities / David Perry, Louise Hammond, Geoff Marston, Sherryl Gaskell and James Eva ; foreword by Anthony Kearns
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (176 pages) : illustrations
Contents Section 1. The physical health and mental health needs of people with learning disability ; About this book -- An introduction to learning disabilities -- Learning disabilities and physical health -- Learning disabilities and mental health -- Physical and mental health needs of people with Down's syndrome -- Learning disability, health and the law -- Section 2. Associated conditions and issues ; Epilepsy -- Sleep problems -- Swallowing problems -- Autism -- Section 3. Accessing services ; Screening programmes -- Health checks -- When admission to psychiatric care is required
Summary 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. While focused on the health care system of the UK, 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
Bibliography Includes glossary, bibliographical references (pages 169-171) and index
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Subject Learning disabled -- Medical care.
Learning disabled -- Mental health.
Learning Disorders -- nursing.
Mental Disorders.
Disabled Persons.
Needs Assessment.
Form Electronic book
Author Eva, James, author
Gaskell, Sherryl, author
Hammond, Louise, author
Kearns, Anthony, author of foreword
Marston, Geoff, author
Perry, David, author
LC no. 2010016831
ISBN 0857002252 (electronic bk.)
9780857002259 (electronic bk.)