Dementia

2017 National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers

The National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers is two-day meeting of researchers, service providers, persons with dementia, family caregivers, and other stakeholder groups. Source: 2017 National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers Registration is open for the 2017 National …

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Intellectual Disability and Dementia: A Caregiver’s Resource Guide for Rhode Islanders

Source: The National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices Citation: Seven Hills Rhode Island. (2017). Intellectual Disability and Dementia: A Caregiver’s Resource Guide for Rhode Islanders. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Seven Hills Rhode Island and the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. For print copies contact: Seven Hills Rhode Island, 30 Cumberland …

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Above-normal blood sugar linked to dementia – Harvard Health Blog – Harvard Health Publications

There are many reasons to keep your blood sugar under control: protecting your arteries and nerves are two of them. Here’s another biggie: preventing dementia, the loss of memory and thinking skills that afflicts millions of older Americans. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that even in people without diabetes, …

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Dying well with an intellectual disability and dementia

Source: The Journal of Dementia Care July/August 2017 Vol 25 No 4 As more people with intellectual disabilities live into old age, the prevalence of dementia in this group is increasing. Kathryn Service and colleagues examine the challenges to dementia practice presented by intellectual disability. Download Dying well with an intellectual disability & dementia

Consensus statement of the International Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia related to end-of-life care in advanced dementia

Philip McCallion1 | Mary Hogan2 | Flavia H Santos3 | Mary McCarron4 | Kathryn Service5 | Sandy Stemp6 | Seth Keller7 | Juan Fortea8 | Kathleen Bishop9 | Karen Watchman10 | Matthew P Janicki11 | and the Working Group of the International Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia End-of-life (McCallion et al 2017) J Appl Res …

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International Summit Consensus Statement: Intellectual Disability Inclusion in National Dementia Plans

Karen Watchman, PhD, Matthew P. Janicki, PhD, Michael Splaine, MA, Frode K. Larsen, MPH, Tiziano Gomiero, PhD, and Ronald Lucchino, PhD Source: ID in National Plans Abstract The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for the development and adoption of national plans or strategies to guide public policy and set goals for services, supports, and …

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Rights in mind: Thinking differently about dementia and disability

Tom Shakespeare -University of East Anglia, UK, Hannah Zeilig – University of the Arts London, UK, & Peter Mittler – University of Manchester, UK Download Rights in Mind (2017) Abstract The aim of this paper is to argue for the utility of a relational model of disability, as a way of conceptualizing dementia. We explore whether dementia should …

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NTG Caregivers Newsletter on ID and Dementia Practices (Volume 1, Issue 1)

Welcome to the first issue of the NTG Caregiver News (Volume 1 Issue 1) March 2017. This publication has grown out of the NTG’s Family Caregiver Online Support Group for those who are caring for, or have cared for, loved ones with Alzheimer’s and intellectual disabilities. Once each month, we open the airwaves to share …

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Nurses’ experience of caring for people with intellectual disability and dementia

Josephine Cleary and Owen Doody Aims and objectives. To explore nurses’ experiences of caring for older people with intellectual disability and dementia. Background. Ageing and dementia prevalence is increasing along with the life expectancy of people with intellectual disability. As a population group, people with intellectual disability have a high prevalence of dementia, which is …

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International Summit Consensus Statement: Intellectual Disability Inclusion in National Dementia Plans

Karen Watchman, PhD1, Matthew P. Janicki, PhD2, Michael Splaine, MA3, Frode K. Larsen4, Tiziano Gomiero, PhD5 and Ronald Lucchino, PhD6 1 University of Stirling, Scotland, UK 2 University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 3 Splaine Consulting, Columbia, Maryland USA 4 Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Ageing and Health, Oslo, Norway 5 ANFFAS Trentino Onlus, Trento, …

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