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Enhancing the experience of people with intellectual disabilities who access health care

27 June 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

Increased life expectancy allied to increasing numbers of people with learning disabilities living in the community means that more people with learning disabilities...

Urinary continence promotion and people with an intellectual disability

18 May 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Continence is regarded as a basic need and many continence problems can be addressed and managed effectively. People with an intellectual disability (ID) are at...

Exploring mental health issues in people with an intellectual disability

14 November 2019

Learning Disability Practice

psychiatric disorders

Mental health concerns are prevalent in regard to those with intellectual disability. There are many reasons for this, some of which may relate to the causation of...

Preventing, assessing and managing constipation in people with intellectual disabilities

13 August 2020

Learning Disability Practice

Physical health

Constipation is a common condition that can have significant adverse effects on people’s psychological well-being and quality of life. Chronic constipation is...

‘Sweet dreams’: an evidence-based approach to effective sleep hygiene maintenance for people with an intellectual disability

14 March 2019

Learning Disability Practice

Person-centred care

Sleep is an essential activity of daily living that is often overlooked in approaches to caring for people with intellectual disabilities (IDs). Poor sleep, insomnia...