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Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Research into Practice
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Presenting the most up-to-date information available about dementia and intellectual disabilities, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice, and describes clearly the relevance and implications for support and services

Internationally renowned experts from the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands discuss good practice and the way forward in relation to assessment, diagnosis, interventions, staff knowledge and training, care pathways, service design, measuring outcomes and the experiences of individuals, families and carers. The wealth of information offered will inform support and services throughout the whole course of dementia, from diagnosis to end of life. Particular emphasis is placed on how intellectual disability and dementia services can work collaboratively to offer more effective, joined up support.

Practitioners, managers and commissioners will find this to be an informative resource for developing person-centred provision for people with intellectual disabilities and dementia and their families. It will also be a key text for academics and students who wish to be up-to-date with the latest research and practice developments in this field.
  • Published: May 21 2014
  • Pages: 336
  • 228 x 156mm
  • ISBN: 9781849054225
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Press Reviews

  • Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago and Co-Chair of the US National Task Group in Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices

    Dr. Watchman has assembled a wide-reaching compendium of chapters touching upon and contemporizing a range of issues prevalent in the conversation on dementia and how it affects people with intellectual disabilities. The authors are drawn from among the leaders, innovators, and researchers in the social care field and their contributions help to encapsulate the 'state of the art' in this vexing area and will help us move to the next level in research and practice. A very commendable effort and a book that belongs in the hands of anyone concerned about how to best approach dementia among people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Jean Georges, Executive Director, Alzheimer Europe

    Karen Watchman has managed to bring together internationally renowned experts whose contributions are an intellectual tour de force from presenting the scientific evidence to making recommendations. This is a must read for anyone interested in changing perceptions, practice or policy for people living with intellectual disabilities and dementia.
  • George Dewis, Activities Special, HC One Ltd

    NAPA, Living Life Magazine
    This book brings together the most up to date information that is available internationally, in relation to dementia and intellectual disabilities... through exploring individual case studies and more importantly what can be done to help shape future services and the potential implications. The wealth of information presented within the book will help to inform and support services throughout the whole course of dementia, from first diagnosis to end of life... provides useful information and suggestions with regards to specific activities that could be utilised through the different stages of dementia, as well as providing techniques in which to improve communication.
  • Jayne Phillips, OT

    Intellectual Disability and Dementia is a must read for everyone working with people with intellectual disabilities who have a diagnosis of dementia. It provides a wealth of information and is a very welcome contribution in this field of work. Karen Watchman (...) has experience of supporting people within both dementia care and intellectual disability services... This book offers the latest information, international research and evidence-based practice with contributors from the UK, Holland, Ireland, Canada, Australia and the US.
  • Dr Margot Lindsay, former Research Officer, London Centre for Dementia Care

    European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare
    As the contributors include internationally renowned experts the text provides excellent teaching material for practitioners, academics with reference to current practice and developments in this area. Dr Watchman's book is an essential tool for the health and social care sector... The current volume is an important contribution to the literature on intellectual disability and dementia... The comprehensive nature of the volume in terms of its aims and scope make this publication highly recommended reading not only to all those colleagues involved in the health and social care of persons with intellectual disability and dementia, but also for the families and friends of those who suffer with these conditions.