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Using Case Study Betsy to Understand Down's Syndrome & Dementia

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This  case  study  is  about  an  aging  woman  experiencing  Down’s  Syndrome  (DS)  and dementia. People with Down’s Syndrome are living longer than ever before. Since the 1980s their life expectancy has doubled and many now live into their 60s, most likely because of advances in medical treatment and improved living conditions. 

Patients with DS and dementia typically experience several residential relocations during their lifetime and these may be traumatic events for these individuals. This study explores the complex needs of aging clients with intellectual disabilities. Target students for this teaching strategy have completed medical-surgical or geriatric nursing.
 

Using Case Study Betsy to Understand Down's Syndrome & Dementia

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