Guidelines for Structuring Community Care and Supports for People with Intellectual Disabilities Affected by Dementia

Guidelines for Structuring Community Care and Supports for People with Intellectual Disabilities Affected by Dementia (2013). Jokinen, N., Janicki, M.P., Keller, S.M., McCallion, P., Force, L.T. & The National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, (10)1, 1-24. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jppi.12016/abstract
The National Task Group on Intellectual Disability and Dementia Practices adopted best practice guidelines for family and staff carers who support individuals with ID affected by dementia. These guidelines were drawn from research, clinical experiences, and demonstrated best practices and are presented for the three progressive stages of dementia. They contain recommendations for assessment and environmental modifications and also address dementia-related issues including abuse, care costs, supporting choice, medications, and nutrition. These guidelines are also in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.

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