Chapter 6. The Older Adult, Intellectual Impairment and the Dementias

  1. Louise L. Clark and
  2. Peter Griffiths
  1. Emma Ouldred and
  2. Catherine Bryant

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697863.ch6

Learning Disability and Other Intellectual Impairments: Meeting Needs Throughout Health Services

Learning Disability and Other Intellectual Impairments: Meeting Needs Throughout Health Services

How to Cite

Ouldred, E. and Bryant, C. (2008) The Older Adult, Intellectual Impairment and the Dementias, in Learning Disability and Other Intellectual Impairments: Meeting Needs Throughout Health Services (eds L. L. Clark and P. Griffiths), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697863.ch6

Editor Information

  1. King's College London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470034712

Online ISBN: 9780470697863

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Keywords:

  • intellectual impairment;
  • dementia;
  • hypothyroidism;
  • self care skills;
  • martha case

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • What is Dementia?

  • Clinical Presentation of Dementia

  • Alzheimer's Disease

  • Vascular Dementia

  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies

  • Alcohol-Related Dementia

  • Early Diagnosis

  • Assessment for Dementia in Intellectual Impairment

  • The Formulation Process

  • Neuropsychological Assessment

  • Investigations

  • Dementia and Depression

  • Delirium/Acute Confusional State

  • Common Medical Conditions Experienced by Older Adults with Intellectual Impairment

  • Management of Dementia

  • Treatments for Dementia

  • Non-Medical Interventions in Dementia Care

  • Caring for the Carers

  • Carers Legislation and Guidance

  • What Do Carers Need?

  • Services for People with Intellectual Impairment and Dementia

  • Service Recommendations

  • Conclusions

  • References and Recommended Reading