Care of the Adult with Intellectual Disability in Primary Care

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Peter Lindsay
Radcliffe Publishing, 2011 - Medical - 275 pages
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Care of adults with intellectual disability in the UK has relocated from long-stay hospitals to small community homes and family placements. This has led to GPs' increasing responsibility for the care of a group with particularly high rates of morbidity and mortality. This key book is the first in the UK to describe and advise on the medical care of adults with intellectual disability in primary care and in the community. It is a practical handbook, written by clinicians with regular involvement in the care of adults with intellectual disability, and is based on current practice and international evidence bases. Numerous conditions - from autism spectrum disorders to Williams syndrome - are explored, the complex problems they can present examined, and the need to offer annual health checks and implement practices to comply with QOF requirements addressed. A glossary and a list of useful electronic resources is also included. The book's content reflects the RCGP curriculum, and the Curriculum Guardian has been responsible for much of the editing. It will be informative reading for GPs, practice nurses, GP registrars, medical students, district nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, as well as for the families and friends of adults with intellectual disability.
 

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Contents

Definitions epidemiology and health issues
3
Care and the carers and families
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Common presentations
21
Specific disorders associated with intellectual disability
23
How to communicate with your patient
29
Methods of communication
34
Assessment of intellectual disability
39
Mens health
178
the Mental Capacity Act 2005
183
Down syndrome
195
Cerebral palsy
201
Autism spectrum conditions
210
syndrome
216
PraderWilli syndrome
224
Tuberous sclerosis
233

Routine care
45
The adolescent with intellectual disability
47
Adult healthcare
56
Aged care
67
Preventive healthcare and health promotion
80
Annual health checks
84
Challenging behaviour
93
Medication and challenging behaviour
103
Assessment of psychiatric disorders
111
Management of psychiatric disorders
121
Epilepsy
137
Nutritional disorders
146
Dysphagia
154
Oral health
160
Sexuality
163
Womens health
169
Rett syndrome
236
Williams syndrome
239
Angelman syndrome
242
Noonan syndrome
245
Appendices
255
Glossary
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GP, The Thakur Practice, Leeds and RCGP Curriculum Guardian for Intellectual Disability

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