Special needs of adolescents and elderly people with mental retardation

Jane Hubert and Sheila Hollins Introduction


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Chapter.. References Introduction

Changing social, health, and mental health needs occur throughout life, and this chapter highlights those particularly relevant for adolescents and elderly people. Generally people with mental retardation (learning disability) have the same needs as other members of the community, but they may also have additional needs for which they are entitled to extra support.(1.)

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