Navbar
Content

adults

Prion disease

diagnosed

A rare acquired condition, mainly affecting adults but a small percentage of cases run in families.

Prion disease – a group of transmissible, progressive neurodegenerative conditions, including Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), which can cause dysarthria and often a reduction in the content of language, word finding difficulties and repetition of words or sentences.


Useful information available at

tags: 
tags: 
tags: 

cerebral palsy (CP)

diagnosed

A developmental condition, with symptoms usually evident during the first three years of life.

tags: 
tags: 
tags: 

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

diagnosed

An acquired and degenerative condition, most often affecting people in the 40 to 70 year age group.

tags: 
tags: 
tags: 

Tids and the care system

care
staff

Tids was a healthy baby, born in 1965. At age two she contracted meningitis, which caused severe lasting disabilities.

tags: 
tags: 
tags: 
tags: 
tags: 

Terry using a communication aid after a stroke

aided
communication
after
 
a
stroke

Terry, aged 35 years had a stroke two years ago. Following the stroke she was not able to walk, her right side paralysed; and she could not say any words at all.

tags: 
tags: 
tags: 
tags: 
tags: 

Mark's experiences in day centres

adult
day centres

Mark was born in 1980. He was starved of oxygen during his birth, which resulted in very severe Cerebral Palsy. His parents had no more children, and devoted their lives to his care. Mark’s mother gave up her career to look after him.

tags: 
tags: 
tags: 

Craig's experiences of getting into work

getting
into
work

Hi, my name is Craig and I have been asked to share my experiences of getting into work.

tags: 
tags: 
tags: 

Adults with complex communication needs who volunteer (summary)

volunteering,
complex
communication
needs

 


This summary looks at personal experiences of adults volunteering, with their complex communication needs creating a barrier.


Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Syndicate content