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LEARNING DIABILITY AND DEMENTIA
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Description for LEARNING DIABILITY AND DEMENTIA
Paperback. An essential text for practitioners and students wishing to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities, describing clearly the relevance and implications for support and services. Editor(s): Watchman, Karen. Num Pages: 336 pages, black & white tables. BIC Classification: JKSG; MQCL4. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 155 x 229 x 18. Weight in Grams: 488.
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 ... Read moreof 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. Show Less
About Watchman Karen
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Heather Wilkinson is Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships and Research Director for the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh. Karen Watchman is Senior Lecturer in Ageing, Frailty and Dementia at the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. She has worked in intellectual disability, ageing and dementia care for over twenty years ... Read morein both practice and academic settings. Making research accessible has always been a core part of Karen's work and in addition to research and teaching activities, she regularly delivers training and lectures on this topic in the UK and internationally. She lives in Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Irene Tuffrey-Wijne qualified as a nurse in Amsterdam, and moved to the UK in 1985. She holds a first degree in Palliative Care Nursing and completed a PhD in the palliative care of people with intellectual disabilities at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Irene has extensive clinical experience in the fields of both intellectual disabilities (as a support worker and home manager) and palliative care (as a clinical nurse specialist at a hospice). She now works as a Senior Research Fellow at St George's University of London, leading a programme of research aimed at improving health care and end of life care for people with learning disabilities. She is chair of the Palliative Care for people with Learning Disabilities Network. She is also author of Living with Learning Disabilities, Dying with Cancer and lives in London with her husband and three children. Show Less
Reviews for LEARNING DIABILITY AND DEMENTIA
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 ... Read morevexing 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.
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 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.
Jean Georges, Executive Director, Alzheimer Europe 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.
George Dewis, Activities Special, HC One Ltd
NAPA, Living Life Magazine
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.
Jayne Phillips, OT
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.
Dr Margot Lindsay, former Research Officer, London Centre for Dementia Care
European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare