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Dementia and Aging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

A Handbook, 1st Edition

Edited by Matthew P. Janicki, Arthur J. Dalton


520 pages

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"[The authors] have recruited a formidable cadre of contributors primarily from many organizations concerned with adults with intellectual disabilities…the book has six parts, beginning with a most informative iontroduction in which the coeditors define aging and dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease…The other five parts of the book address biomedical, assessment, clinical, program, and educational policy considerations. Numerous case studies illustrate key principles…Janicki and Dalton have edited a most clinically helpful handbook, which can enlighten clinicians who serve older adults with intellectual disabilities." -- Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics

Table of Contents

Part I


Aging and Dementia

Perspectives of a Care Provider

A Parent's Experience

Part II

Biomedical Considerations

Risk Factors and Biological Consequences

Neurological Aspects

Associated Medical Aspects

Perspectives on Assessment and Evaluation

Assessment Methods for Diagnosis of Dementia

Adaptive Behavior

Part III

Clinical Considerations

Down's Syndrome

Dementia and Depression

Psychiatric Disorders

Psychotropic Medications

Part IV

Program Considerations

Maintaining Communication

Specialty Clinic Perspectives

Adult Day Services

Supports in Small Group Home Settings

Coping with Losses, Death and Grieving

Part V

Education and Policy Considerations

Dementia Assistance Resources

Dementia and Public Policy Considerations

Future Prospects

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology