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Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities : A Guide for Carers and Health Care Facilitators - Louise Hammond

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Carers and Health Care Facilitators

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People with learning disabilities are at greater risk of physical and psychiatric illness than the population at large, but their health needs are often not adequately supported.

This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It is designed to help carers understand what the service users' health needs may be, how to recognise problems, and how to meet their needs. It covers both physical and mental health, and includes information on associated issues that often accompany learning disabilities, such as epilepsy and sleep and swallowing problems. The book also includes advice on screening programmes, health checks and 1,%/lien admission to psychiatric care is required.

The physical health and mental health needs of people with learning disability -- About this book -- An introduction to learning disabilities -- Learning disabilities and physical health -- Learning disabilities and mental health -- Physical and mental health needs of people with Down's syndrome -- Learning disability, health and the law -- Associated conditions and issues -- Epilepsy -- Sleep problems -- Swallowing problems -- Autism -- Accessing services -- Screening programmes -- Health checks -- When admission to psychiatric care is required.

ISBN: 9780857002259
ISBN-10: 2370006494591
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 15th October 2010
Edition Number: 1