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Furniss, Kate Atkins; Loverseed, Annie; Lippold, Tessa; Dodd, Karen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
It is well established that people with Down's syndrome are more likely to develop dementia than other people and that onset of dementia is likely to occur earlier at an earlier age. The article reports on a specialist service for people with Down's syndrome and dementia. The service has offered dementia screening and assessment to people with…
Descriptors: Caring, Dementia, Semi Structured Interviews, Caregivers
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Mackey, Ellen; Dodd, Karen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
Following Beacroft & Dodd's (2009) audit of pain recognition and management within learning disability services in Surrey, it was recommended that learning disability services should receive training in pain recognition and management. Two hundred and seventy-five services were invited to participate, of which 197 services in Surrey accepted…
Descriptors: Pain, Recognition (Psychology), Health Services, Human Services
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Beacroft, Monica; Dodd, Karen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
This audit investigated residential staff beliefs around pain thresholds and strategies they adopt to recognise and manage pain in people with learning disabilities across Surrey. A structured interview was constructed to elicit information. Results demonstrated that pain is not being effectively recognised or managed by residential staff in…
Descriptors: Pain, Developmental Disabilities, Residential Institutions, Foreign Countries