Standards of care for people with disabling neurological conditions where cognitive decline is a major feature.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266792
Title:
Standards of care for people with disabling neurological conditions where cognitive decline is a major feature.
Authors:
Neurological Alliance of Ireland; Elan
Publisher:
Neurological Alliance of Ireland
Issue Date:
Feb-2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266792
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This is the third volume of a trilogy outlining the best practice for the care of people with neurological conditions. Volumes I and II dealt with the physically disabling and non-physically disabling neurological conditions respectively. Volume III caters for those people who experience cognitive decline as the principal symptom of their neurological condition. The divisions employed by the Standards of Care documents are obviously artificial. Many conditions have features of both physical neurological disability, and cognitive impairment. The standards outlined by the three volumes therefore overlap in some cases, although the emphasis may differ. Areas such as driving and stigma, which are dealt with in Volume I, are re-visited in Volume III in the context of impaired cognition. Cognitive decline is one of the most common manifestations of neurological disease. The incidence of cognitive decline increases with age. Therefore, although Volumes I and II specifically cater for the population between 18-65, the terms of reference for Volume III have been expanded somewhat to include the geriatric population. This is in part because of the high incidence and prevalence of dementia in this population, and in part because the services for the over 65 age group are superior to those for younger age groups. Despite their superior quality, the facilities for provision of care for those over 65 still require expansion. However, the models of care that have been developed for the over 65 age group can be usefully applied to the younger age groups, and the services can be integrated more full in a disability-specific rather than age-specific manner.
Keywords:
NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE AND DISORDER; DISABILITY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNeurological Alliance of Irelanden_GB
dc.contributor.authorElanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T23:35:19Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-23T23:35:19Z-
dc.date.issued2002-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/266792-
dc.descriptionThis is the third volume of a trilogy outlining the best practice for the care of people with neurological conditions. Volumes I and II dealt with the physically disabling and non-physically disabling neurological conditions respectively. Volume III caters for those people who experience cognitive decline as the principal symptom of their neurological condition. The divisions employed by the Standards of Care documents are obviously artificial. Many conditions have features of both physical neurological disability, and cognitive impairment. The standards outlined by the three volumes therefore overlap in some cases, although the emphasis may differ. Areas such as driving and stigma, which are dealt with in Volume I, are re-visited in Volume III in the context of impaired cognition. Cognitive decline is one of the most common manifestations of neurological disease. The incidence of cognitive decline increases with age. Therefore, although Volumes I and II specifically cater for the population between 18-65, the terms of reference for Volume III have been expanded somewhat to include the geriatric population. This is in part because of the high incidence and prevalence of dementia in this population, and in part because the services for the over 65 age group are superior to those for younger age groups. Despite their superior quality, the facilities for provision of care for those over 65 still require expansion. However, the models of care that have been developed for the over 65 age group can be usefully applied to the younger age groups, and the services can be integrated more full in a disability-specific rather than age-specific manner.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNeurological Alliance of Irelanden_GB
dc.subjectNEUROLOGICAL DISEASE AND DISORDERen_GB
dc.subjectDISABILITYen_GB
dc.titleStandards of care for people with disabling neurological conditions where cognitive decline is a major feature.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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