Dementia and People with Intellectual Disabilities: What Can We Do?

Dementia and People with Intellectual Disabilities: What Can We Do? (2001). Dalton, A., Janicki, M. & McCallion, P. (Executive Producers), Albany, NY: The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

This CD-ROM video explains how adults with I/DD are affected by dementia and depicts their functional changes over time. It presents guidelines for early screenings and diagnostic assessments; explains how clinical supports can support persons with dementia and their carers; and recommends program adaptations, environmental modifications, and specialized care that enable individuals to remain in their home for longer periods of time. This 23-minute video was filmed in 2001.

COST PER UNIT: $15.00

Aging With Mental Retardation: Oral Health for Older Individuals With Disabilities

Aging With Mental Retardation: Oral Health for Older Individuals With Disabilities (2001). Farsai, P. & Calabrese, J.

This brief discusses oral health care for older people with disabilities. It explains the conditions leading to oral health problems for people with disabilities and specifies what to look for in dental treatment and in choosing a dentist. The fact sheet also discusses barriers to accessing proper oral health care and provides recommendations for maintaining proper oral hygiene as people with disabilities age.

Can be downloaded at no charge.
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Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, Special Issue-Aging and Developmental Disabilities: Current Research, Programming and Practice Implications

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, Special Issue-Aging and Developmental Disabilities: Current Research, Programming and Practice Implications (2000). Hammel, Joy, & Nochajski, Susan M. The Haworth Press, Vol 18 (1).

ISBN: 0270-3181
COST PER UNIT: $60.00
Order directly from the publisher at: www.HaworthPress.com or call 1-800-429-6784.

Community supports for aging adults with lifelong disabilities

Community supports for aging adults with lifelong disabilities (2000). Janicki, M. & Ansello, E. (Eds.) Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

This book provides practical approaches that enable older adults to remain in their homes and communities as they age. It draws on field-tested experiences and situations that can be applied to most settings. Topics include: financing services for older adults, collaboration between community agencies, health promotion, and designing age-related services.

ISBN: 1-55766-462-5 
COST PER UNIT: $58.00
Order directly from the publisher at: www.brookespublishing.com or 1-800-638-3775.

Value-based human resources management

Value-based human resources management (2000). Henry, D.B., Keys, C.B., & Factor, A.R., In M. Janicki & E. Ansello (Eds.), Community supports for aging adults with lifelong disabilities. (271-286) Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Staff in health care and human services organizations that serve the general population may not have the skills to communicate with older adults with intellectual disabilities. This may lead to an inaccurate assessment of the individual’s needs and to an intervention which isn’t appropriate to his/her situation. This chapter explains how organizations can develop and implement management standards based on the values of empowerment, independence, choice, and autonomy to better serve older adults with intellectual disabilities and their families.

ISBN: 1-55766-462-5 
COST PER UNIT: $58.00
Order directly from the publisher at: www.brookespublishing.com or 1-800-638-3775.