Dementia aging and intellectual disabilities a handbook edited by matthew p janicki arthur j dalton chapter 15 brian chicoine dennis mcguire stephen s rubin specialty clinic perspectives in response to a request by the local parent group a clinic was developed to provide for the medical and psychosocial needs of adults with down syndrome. Dementia and aging adults with intellectual disabilities a handbook 1st edition kindle edition by matthew p janicki editor arthur j dalton editor. Synthesizing data that has previously been scattered across the spectrum of knowledge dementia aging and intellectual disabilities provides the most up to date information available about dementia alzheimers disease and related disorders as they affect persons with mental disabilities. Dementia assessment in adults with intellectual disabilities id is a challenging task but past work by clinicians and researchers has improved diagnostic accuracy. Increased risk of developing dementia how many people with intellectual disabilities are affected by dementia population studies show that the prevalence of dementia among people with id appears to be about the same as in the general population which is about 5 of people aged 65 and older however the prevalence of alzheimers
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