Older adults with Down syndrome (DS) and dementia are an emerging sub-population. With much longer life spans than decades ago, issues have arisen as to where these aging adults will live and how nurses and other staff in facilities can provide effective care to these individuals. The current article presents a research study that examined the learnings of nurses and staff members working within a western Canadian program for older adults with DS and dementia. These learnings include: the importance of learning from each other; importance of collaboration; how individuals with developmental disabilities communicate; older adults with DS and dementia differ from older adults with dementia; and residents' impact on staff.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Gerontological Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2019|