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Practice guidelines for the clinical assessment and care management of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among adults with intellectual disability. AAMR-IASSID Workgroup on Practice Guidelines for Care Management of Alzheimer’s Disease among Adults with Intellectual Disability.

The AAMR/IASSID practice guidelines, developed by an international workgroup, provide guidance for stage-related care management of Alzheimer’s disease, and suggestions for the training and education of carers, peers, clinicians and programme staff. The guidelines suggest a three-step intervention activity process, that includes: (1) recognizing changes; (2) conducting assessments and evaluations; and (3) instituting medical and care management. They also provide guidance for public policies that reflect a commitment for aggressive care of people with Alzheimers’s disease and intellectual disability, and avoidance of institutionalization solely because of a diagnosis of dementia.

Source: J Intellect Disabil Res 1996 Aug;40 ( Pt 4):374-82

PMID: 8884593, UI: 97039012

(New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities, Albany, New York, USA. )