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Books, Links & DVD's to get

We have a few books we think you would find really helpful and feature in our training videos.

If you only buy three things then pls get

Supporting Derek Online Video & Workbook Down’s Syndrome Dementia Workbook Down’s Syndrome Dementia Workbook
Supporting Derek Online Video & Workbook Ann Has Dementia Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia

Alzheimer's Society 5 mins Film on how Memory & Feeling Work - this is AWESOME!

"The Bookcase Analogy"


Supporting Derek Online Video and Book
If you buy nothing else buy this - fantastic video for training

Great Site for Video's and Easy Read Information

Singing Groups for people with Dementia - Diana Kerr

Pain Management & Dementia

Abbey Pain Scale

Easy Read Books with only Pictures
Books on 80 topics with pictures to explore lots of issues

Night Time Care & Dementia
Great Book

University of Stirling

Jenny's Diary - resource to support conversations about Dementia
with people with a Learning Disability - really marvellous. I highly recommend this!

Karen Watchman - University of Stirling
Great resources and further training. Email Karen - she is a greatly respected expert in this field.

Disability and Dementia
Diana Kerr
Also available in Dutch, Chinese and Norwegian
Home for Good Paper
Download at the bottom of the page

GP's Office Poster
Downloadable form
Join us in getting this to every Dr’s office in the World!

Contented Dementia
Good general read with loads of coping ideas and real life people examples

Channel 4 News with Diana Kerr interview
Very interesting

Down's Syndrome and Dementia Workbook - Practitioners Guide
Diana Kerr

References used and from the Training Video's on this Website

British Psychological Society / Royal College of Psychiatrists (2009) Dementia and People with Learning Disabilities. Guidance on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support of people with learning disabilities who develop dementia. British Psychological Society: Leicester.

Buijssen, H. (2005) The Simplicity of Dementia. London: Jessica Kingsley

Carter, G. & Jancar, J. (1983). Mortality in the mentally handicapped: a 50 year survey at the Stoke Park group of

hospitals (1930-1980). Journal of Mental Deficiency Research, 27, 143-156.

Cooper, S.A. (1997a). High prevalence of dementia among people with learning disabilities not attributable to Down’s syndrome. Psychological Medicine, 27, 609-616.

Cooper, S.A. (1997b). A population-based health survey of maladaptive behaviours associated with dementia in elderly people with learning disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 41, 481-487.

Cooper, S.A. (1997c). Deficient health and social services for elderly people with learning disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 41, 331-338.

Dawson p ( 1998 ) cognitively impaired residents receive less pain medication than non- cognitivley impaired residents’ perspectives vol 22 no 4 pp 16-17

Dodd, K., Kerr, D. & Fern, S. (2006) Down’s Syndrome and Dementia Workbook for Carers. Teddington: Down’s Syndrome Association

Dodd, K., Turk. V., & Christmas, M. (2009) Resource Pack for carers of adults with Down’s Syndrome and dementia. Kidderminster: BILD Publications

Dodd, K., Turk, V. & Christmas, M. (2005) The Journey of Life: a booklet about how people change from babies to older people. Kidderminster: BILD Publications

Dodd, K., Turk, V. & Christmas, M. (2005) Booklet for Friends of People with Down’s Syndrome and Dementia. Kidderminster: BILD Publications

Dodd, K., Turk, V. & Christmas, M. (2005) Understanding Dementia - information for people with learning disabilities. Kidderminster: BILD Publications

Fray M (2000) Caring for Kathleen. Kidderminster: BILD Publications

Horgas A and Tsai P (1998) ‘analgesic drug prescription and use in cognitively impaired nursing home residents’ nursing research Vol 47 no 4 p 235

Janicki MP & Dalton AJ (1999a) Dementia, Aging and Intellectual Disabilities: A handbook. Philadelphia: Brunner/Mazel.

Janicki MP & Dalton AJ (1999b) Dementia and public policy considerations. In: MP Janicki and AJ Dalton (Eds) Dementia, Aging and Intellectual Disabilities: A handbook. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Janicki MP, Dalton AJ, Henderson M & Davidson PW (1999) Mortality and morbidity among older adults with intellectual disabilities: health services considerations. Disability and Rehabilitation. 21 284–294.

Janicki, M.P., McCallion, P., & Dalton, A.J. Supporting People with Dementia in Community Settings In M.P. Janicki & A.F. Ansello (Eds.), Community Supports for Aging Adults with Lifelong Disabilities. pp. 387-413 Baltimore, Maryland: Paul H. Brookes Publishing (2000)
Abstract: Due to the "greying” of the nation’s population, dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other causes, has become another challenge for providers of services to adults with intellectual disabilities. In this book chapter, the authors explore the factors, policies, and support structures that can help agencies provide continued "aging-in-place” dementia-capable care, develop "in- place progression” dementia specific programs, or chose alternative care settings. It also explores some features of dementia-related behaviors that may need to be taken into account in program design and makes suggestions for staff training and planning for dementia programs.

Kerr D (1997) Down’s Syndrome and Dementia: A Practitioner’s guide. Birmingham: Venture Press

Kerr D (2007) Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia Effective Interventions. Jessica Kingsley, London.

Kerr, D. & Wilkinson, H. (2005) In the Know. Implementing Good Practice. Brighton: Pavilion Publishing

Kerr D, Wilkinson H and Cunningham C (2006). Responding to the pain experiences of people with a learning difficulty and dementia. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Main C. And Spanswick C.2000. Pain management. An interdisciplinary approach. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone

Morrison R and Sui AL ( 2000)’ A comparison of pain and its treatment in advanced dementia and the cognitively intact patients with hip fracture’ journal of pain and symptom management Vol 19 no 4 pp 240 –8

Prasher V ( 1995)Age- Specific prevalence;Thyroid Dysfunction and depressive Symptomology in Adults with Down’s syndrome and dementia. International Journal of geriatric psychiatry 10,25-31

Tsai, p and Chang J (2004) ‘assessment of pain in elders with dementia’ Medsurg nursing Vol 13, no 6 pp364-90

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