How can screening and support for people with a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome and dementia be improved?

Walker, James (2017) How can screening and support for people with a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome and dementia be improved? Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

People with Down’s syndrome are at far greater risk of developing dementia once they enter adulthood. Historically, people with Down’s syndrome have not lived past middle-age, however as health and social care continues to improve, increased life expectancies increase the likelihood of dementia developing in this group. Social workers, along with families and health professionals, have a duty to provide effective screening to those with a suspected dementia. This literature review discusses both the practical implications that the dual diagnosis can raise,current processes for interventions, and suggests areas for development with services.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Social Work
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV40 Social service. Social work. Charilty organisation and pracitce
Divisions: Departments > Social Work
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Wendy Ellison
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 12:32
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 12:32
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2884

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