Detailed data on health and functional ability of 101 people with intellectual disability over 50 years of age are presented.
Using a combination of informant interviewing, observation and measurement of cognitive change over a 3-year period, 12 of these individuals were identified as suffering from dementia.
Their data are compared to those of the non-dementia sufferers.
The people suffering from dementia had a greater number of chronic physical health problems and chronic disability resulting from physical health problems.
Their capacity for self-directed activity was lower.
The subjects had a reduced capacity to enjoy things, and were more irritable and more prone to violence.
However, the outlook is somewhat different from a strategic perspective.
The population of people with intellectual disability shows considerable epidemiological changes across the lifespan because of the effects of differential survival.
The infraction of these factors tends to mask the impact of dementia-related, skill loss in this population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Association morbide, Arriération mentale, Trouble développement, Trouble cognition, Démence sénile, Etat sanitaire, Trouble psychiatrique, Adaptation, Epidémiologie, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Adulte, Homme, Vieillard, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Concomitant disease, Mental retardation, Developmental disorder, Cognitive disorder, Senile dementia, Health status, Mental disorder, Adaptation, Epidemiology, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Adult, Human, Elderly, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0241249
Code Inist : 002B18C12. Création : 11/06/1997.