Paperback: £12.99 / $22.95
2010, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-131-6, BIC 2: MQCX VFG VFJD
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 the carers to better understand what the service users' health needs may be, how to recognise problems, and how to meet their needs. Chapter topics include physical health issues such as epilepsy, common health problems and diet and well-being; mental health issues such as dementia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety; and information related to common issues such as sleep and swallowing problems. The book also includes advice on screening programmes and health checks.
Written in an accessible and straightforward style, this book will be an invaluable guide for anyone caring for someone with a learning disability, including social carers, health facilitators, community nurses and family carers.
8 October 2010
In support of World Mental Health Day on Sunday, 10th October, we’ve pulled together a range of new and bestselling JKP titles for mental health practitioners, support workers, and anyone affected by or concerned with mental health issues. Browse our full catalogue for more related titles.
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Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities
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