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Health issues for adults with Down’s syndrome

07 July 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

The Down’s Syndrome Association carried out a survey of its members to find out how many had received an annual health check and how thorough it had been. The...

Assessments for dementia in people with learning disabilities

26 January 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Objectives A learning disabilities’ dementia battery was developed to assess cognitive abilities in individuals referred to the learning disabilities service because...

Improving care for children with Down’s syndrome

28 July 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article refers to a personal narrative in which the parents of a child born with Down’s syndrome, who subsequently required surgical intervention for a duodenal...

Care of a child with down’s syndrome

08 December 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

The unique healthcare needs of children and their families living with Down’s syndrome are identified; nurses must understand these to be able to help fulfil the...

Caring for a child with down’s syndrome in the acute care setting

01 May 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

Learning disability

This article discusses Down’s syndrome and its effect on the child. Some common medical conditions that may necessitate a child with Down’s syndrome attending...

Caring for a child with Down’s syndrome in the acute care setting

09 May 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

This article discusses Down’s syndrome and its effect on the child. Some common medical conditions that may necessitate a child with Down’s syndrome attending...

Down’s syndrome: a biopsychosocial perspective

07 April 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the biological, psychological and social effects of Down’s syndrome and disability on children who have this condition, and on their families...

Nia’s journey through childhood

29 March 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Raising a child with a profound learning disability and complex health and behavioural problems can be very difficult at times. However, when this is coupled with...

Prevalence and management of coeliac disease in people with Down’s syndrome

08 May 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Nutrition

People with Down’s syndrome are more likely to have additional health complications than the general population, including coeliac disease. It is important to...

Tell it to me straight

04 July 2006

Nursing Standard

Feature

As people with learning disabilities live longer, their risk of getting cancer increases. Like the rest of the population, they may also have relatives who are...