This book engages with the current focus on health promotion as part of the preventative health agenda and examines the physical health considerations of adult intellectual disability patients. Research has shown that the prevalence of certain diseases is much higher in adults with intellectual disabilities than the equivalent non-disabled population. The multiplicity of intellectual disabilities with other disease can lead to poor patient management. This book highlights the commonest physical health issues that should be monitored in the intellectual disability patient.
Vee P. Prasher is Associate Professor -Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry within Birmingham SpecialistCommunity Health NHS Trust (Services for People with LearningDisabilities), United Kingdom. Matthew P. Janicki is Research Associate Professor, Department of Disability and Human Development, University ofIllinois at Chicago, United States of America. Foreword written by Robert Cooke, M.D., Senior Health Advisor tothe Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation and originator of theNational Institute for Child Health and Human Development in theUnited States of America
Overview of 'Healthy Aging': Epidemiological Concerns and IssuesAssessment Processes of Physical Health in Older AdultsSyndrome Specific Conditions Cerebral Palsy and Aging Epilepsy and Aging in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Visual Impairment in Adults with Intellectual DisabilitiesHearing Impairment and Aging Endocrinological Issues in Aging and Intellectual DisabilitiesDentition and Oral HealthHealth Promotion and Disease PreventionBarriers to Health Care Services