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Book

Ann has dementia

Authors:
HOLLINS Sheila, BLACKMAN Noelle, ELEY Ruth
Publisher:
Beyond Words
Publication year:
2012
Pagination:
104p.
Place of publication:
London

This easy read book notes that people with intellectual disabilities, and especially those with Down’s Syndrome, tend to develop dementia ten years or so earlier than those without, plus it can be harder to diagnose. In this book “Ann” becomes forgetful and does things that start to worry her friends, like putting the milk in the washing machine and going to the shops wearing her nightdress. She visits the doctor and is diagnosed with dementia. Ann’s GP and supporter try to provide the right care for her at home in the early days of her dementia. However, Ann becomes so confused that she eventually moves into residential care. This book is suitable for either a person with an intellectual disability who has dementia themselves, or when a friend or family member does. It outlines basic details of the condition, and presents ways of dealing with these issues.

Book

Ron's feeling blue

Authors:
HOLLINS Sheila, BANKS Roger, CURRAN Jenny
Publisher:
RCPsych Publications
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
54p.
Place of publication:
London
Edition:
2nd ed.

This book, developed for people with learning disabilities, uses pictures to tell the story of Ron, who is depressed and has lost interest in the things he usually enjoys. Ron visits his doctor and is diagnosed with depression. Ron sees his GP regularly who prescribes mediation to help Ron feel better. Includes information for supporters and carers on using the book and details of useful resources and organisations. This book is from the Books Beyond Words series, which use pictures to explain an event or to help people deal with something that has happened.

Book

Sonia's feeling sad

Authors:
HOLLINS Sheila, BANKS Roger
Publisher:
RCPsych Publications
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
56p.
Place of publication:
London

This book, developed for people with learning disabilities, uses pictures to tell the story of Sonia a young woman with learning disabilities who is depressed. Her GP suggests that she sees a counsellor  who helps Sonia to feel better. Includes information for supporters and carers on using the book and details of useful resources and organisations. The book is from the Books Beyond Words series, which use pictures to explain an event or to help people with learning disabilities deal with something that has happened.

Book

Going into hospital

Authors:
HOLLINS Sheila, AVIS Angie, CHEVERTON Samantha
Publishers:
Gaskell, St. George's Hospital Medical School
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
50p.,illus.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
London

Part of a series of booklets designed to help people with learning difficulties to understand and cope with major events in their lives. Shows what happens when a person has to go into hospital for an operation. The first part is in pictures and the second contains material to support the pictures for carers and people working with people with learning difficulties, as well as for hospital staff.

Book

You're on trial

Authors:
HOLLINS Sheila, MURPHY Glynis, CLARE Isabel
Publishers:
Gaskell, St. George's Hospital Medical School
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
40p.
Place of publication:
London

Booklet designed to provide guidance for people with learning difficulties or mental health needs caught up in the criminal justice system.

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Peter's new home

Authors:
HOLLINS Sheila, HUTCHINSON Deborah, WEBB Beth
Publisher:
St. George's Mental Health Library
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
68p.,illus.
Place of publication:
London

Story book aimed at people with learning difficulties leaving their family home for a group home.

Book

A new home in the community

Authors:
HOLLINS Sheila, HUTCHINSON Deborah, WEBB Beth
Publisher:
St. George's Mental Health Library
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
68p.,illus.
Place of publication:
London

Illustrated book designed for people with learning disabilities leaving a long stay hostel or hospital and going to a group home.

Book

Jenny speaks out

Authors:
HOLLINS Sheila, SINASON Valerie
Publisher:
St. George's Mental Health Library
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
58p.,illus.
Place of publication:
London

Booklet designed to enable a person with learning difficulties to open up about their experience of sexual abuse.

Book

Mental handicap: a multi-disciplinary approach

Editors:
CRAFT Michael, BICKENELL Joan, HOLLINS Sheila
Publisher:
Bailliere Tindall
Publication year:
1985
Pagination:
421p., diags., bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

An overview aimed at all professions involved in the care of people with mental handicaps. Normalization is considered to be the goal and multidisciplinary services the method of achieving that goal.

Book

I can get through it

Authors:
HOLLINS Sheila, HORROCKS Christiana, SINASON Valerie
Publishers:
Gaskell, St. George's Hospital Medical School
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
34p.
Place of publication:
London

This picture book illustrates the story of a woman with learning disabilities whose life is suddenly disturbed by an act of sexual abuse. From enjoying herself with her friends, she turns into an angry, aggressive person. She throws food and crockery, wets the bed and tears her clothes off. She has nightmares and finds it hard to sleep. She cannot stop thinking about the man. No-one can understand what has happened until she meets a counsellor. Through weekly talking treatment she becomes able to show what has happened. Through the support of her home, friends and therapy she becomes able to speak, and slowly the painful memory of the man fades. In the end the woman is able to sleep again and wake up to enjoy a new day. This book is aimed at people with learning disabilities to help them deal with sexual abuse. The meaning of the story is clear from the pictures, but words are also provided at the end of the book for readers or carers who want a ready-made story. The book provides advice for carers on how to use the book together with the person they are supporting.

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