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ERIC Number: EJ947611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Case Report: An Unusual Case of Post-Stroke Psychosis in a 71-Year-Old Lady with a Learning Disability
Leeds, Lesley; Srinivasan, Janaki
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v39 n4 p292-294 Dec 2011
People with a learning disability are just as likely as people in the general population to be at risk of cerebrovascular disease, due to the presence of undetected/undertreated vascular risk factors. When people with a learning disability are presenting with additional cognitive impairment, it is important to consider a range of conditions that may account for this. Stroke is a major cause of cognitive impairment in older people, affecting at least one-third of stroke survivors (Leeds et al. 2001). However, post-stroke psychosis is rare following stroke, and, as can be seen from the case of "May", individuals can make a good recovery with appropriate assessment and intervention. It is important that a diagnosis of dementia is given only after all other potentially treatable conditions have been excluded, and there is a stepwise global deterioration without any other explanation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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