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Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Vee P. Prasher
  • Matthew P. Janicki
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Part

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vee P. Prasher, Matthew P. Janicki
      Pages 3-7
    3. Philip McCallion, Lisa A. Ferretti, Helen Beange, Mary McCarron
      Pages 9-26
    4. Éilish Burke, Márie O’Dwyer, Eimear McGlinchey, Sinéad Foran, Caoimhin MacGiolla Phadraig, Rachael Carroll et al.
      Pages 27-52
    5. Gerard J. Kerins, Ilana Stol
      Pages 53-67
  3. Part

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Andre Strydom, Alexander Curmi, Andrew McQuillin
      Pages 71-86
    3. Margaret A. Turk, Robert J. Fortuna
      Pages 87-120
    4. Brian Chicoine, George Capone
      Pages 121-140
    5. Susan C. Danberg
      Pages 141-168
    6. Sarah Bent, Siobhan Brennan, Lynzee McShea
      Pages 169-185
    7. Rohit Shankar, Lance Watkins, Stephen Brown
      Pages 187-202
    8. Aidan McElduff, Neha Bansal
      Pages 203-224
  4. Part

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Evan Spivack, Mark D. Robinson, Tomas J. Ballesteros
      Pages 227-248
    3. Dawna Torres Mughal
      Pages 249-292
    4. Sunil J. Wimalawansa
      Pages 293-304
    5. Meindert Haveman
      Pages 305-333
    6. Michelle Cornacchia, Priya Chandan
      Pages 335-344

About this book

Introduction

This fully revised and expanded second edition brings together findings from research and clinical practice, with comprehensive coverage of the important aspects of physical health in persons with intellectual disability. Professionals involved in the medical and social care and support of persons with intellectual disability should have a broad understanding of the essential range of issues, and therefore this book provides a truly multi-disciplinary perspective, complete with many tables, figures, and illustrations to underline the key points.

The reader is updated on ongoing developments in the general population, which will become increasingly more relevant to adults with intellectual disability. This book also acknowledges that the impact on the person and on their carers always needs to be taken into account, with treatment programs established with a multi-faceted team approach in mind.

This book is aimed at an international audience of physicians and other allied health personnel concerned about the health and welfare of adults with intellectual disability. It should also be of interest to researchers, administrators, and senior program personnel engaged in this field.

Keywords

Intellectual disability Visual impairment Physical health Epilepsy Hearing impairment Cerebral palsy

Editors and affiliations

  • Vee P. Prasher
    • 1
  • Matthew P. Janicki
    • 2
  1. 1.The GreenfieldsBirminghamUK
  2. 2.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

About the editors

Vee Prasher is from Derby, UK and completed his medical training at Birmingham Medical School, UK. He is now Visiting Professor of Neuropsychiatry at Liverpool John Moore University and Consultant Psychiatrist in Neuro-developmental Psychiatry (South Birmingham NHS PCT). His research interests include investigating  aspects of biological, physical and psychiatric health morbidity in adults with learning disability; in particular in adults with Down syndrome. Over the last 20 years he has been involved in research investigating the aetiology, diagnosis and the treatment of Alzheimer's disease in older adults with Down syndrome. His MMedSc degree investigated the validity of visual evoked potentials in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome and his MD thesis investigated physical, psychiatric and social morbidity in over 200 adults with Down syndrome. His PhD investigated a number of biological measures for Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome. He is currently involved in a number of treatment trials for dementia in adults with Down syndrome, including genetic, biological and neuroimaging studies. He has published 13 books and over 100 articles.

Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D. is the co-chair of the US National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, as well as a research associate professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the director for technical assistance for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health at the University. Formerly, he was director for aging and special populations for the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, and was the project director of an effort that provided the World Health Organization with a series of background reports on promoting longevity among adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the world. He was the founding editor of the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Editors Vee P. Prasher
    Matthew P. Janicki
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90083-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-90082-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-07930-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-90083-4
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIV, 420
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
    Psychiatry
    General Practice / Family Medicine
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Reviews

“The book, it ‘is aimed at an international audience of physicians and other allied health personnel concerned about the health and welfare of adults with intellectual disability. It should also be of interest to researchers, administrators, and senior program personnel engaged in this field.’ The book meets the needs of this intended audience.” (Gary B Kaniuk, Doody’s Book Reviews, May 15, 2020)