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dc.contributor.authorWatchman, Karenen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMattheys, Kateen_UK
dc.contributor.editorPutnam, Michelleen_UK
dc.contributor.editorBigby, Christineen_UK
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: Textbooks, academic articles and information guides about dementia often give suggestions to carers about adapting the home environment, reinforcing the importance of music or reminiscence, and strategies that may lessen symptoms associated with dementia. Television programmes and media articles are taking an increased interest in such interventions in practice. However, such resources or features rarely, if ever, have clear application for people who also have an intellectual disability. This demonstrates the importance of conducting non-pharmacological (non-drug) intervention studies with participants who have an intellectual disability and who continue to remain excluded from mainstream dementia research (Watchman, 2016). Non-drug interventions represent a broad array of environmental, psychosocial and non-medical approaches aiming to reduce the impact of behavioural and psychological changes that can be associated with dementia (Jokinen, 2014). This chapter discusses findings from a study in Scotland, UK on the effects of implementation of non-drug interventions with people who have an intellectual disability and dementia, specifically focusing on the examples of two individuals where a design change to the home environment, music playlist and reminiscence activity were implemented.en_UK
dc.relationWatchman K & Mattheys K (2021) Dementia care for persons ageing with intellectual disability - developing non-pharmacological strategies for support. In: Putnam M & Bigby C (eds.) Handbook on Ageing with Disability. London: Routledge, pp. 300-310.en_UK
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dc.titleDementia care for persons ageing with intellectual disability - developing non-pharmacological strategies for supporten_UK
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dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderAlzheimer's Societyen_UK
dc.citation.btitleHandbook on Ageing with Disabilityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Stirlingen_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectLife through a lens: participatory action research to collaboratively implement non-pharmacological interventions with people who have a learning disability and dementiaen_UK
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local.rioxx.authorWatchman, Karen|0000-0003-0000-3589en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMattheys, Kate|0000-0002-5004-1121en_UK
local.rioxx.projectAS-IGF-15-002|Alzheimer's Society|
local.rioxx.contributorPutnam, Michelle|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorBigby, Christine|en_UK
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