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.
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 15th October 2010
Edition Number: 1