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Dementia and Aging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
A Handbook

ISBN 9780876309162
Published November 1, 1998 by Routledge
520 Pages

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Book Description

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

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

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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