Developmental Disability and Ageing
A brief general overview of the area is followed by a detailed consideration of dementia in the context of developmental disability, including cause, diagnosis, assessment and natural history, with case examples. The next chapters concentrate on two of the most high-profile of all the major groups of developmental disabilities, with their own unique patterns of ageing: Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. Other less common causal syndromes, and their characteristics with ageing, are then reviewed. This is followed by a detailed guide to drug treatment issues in this group. The final chapter considers wider issues of psychosocial intervention and life planning for the ageing individual with developmental disability.
1. AGEING AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY: OVERVIEW (Gregory O’Brien).
2. DEMENTIA IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY (Gregory O’Brien).
3. AGEING IN DOWN SYNDROME (Tom Berney).
4. AGEING IN CEREBRAL PALSY (Gregory O’Brien and Alf Bass).
5. AGEING IN OTHER SYNDROMES (Marc Woodbury-Smith).
Drug treatment for Common Problems among Elderly People with Developmental Disabilities (Christopher Ince).
6. LIVING WITH AGEING IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY (Claire Middleton and Gregory O’Brien).
Lewis Rosenbloom (Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK).