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16:00 - 17:00 25 May 2016

Lifestyle interventions for adults with ID: It was helpful, the talking about it


508 | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

DR Rebecca Beeken, Senior Research Psychologist -, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL
Angela Hassiotis, Professor in Intellectual Disability, Division of Psychiatry UCL

Speakers: Professor Angela Hassiotis and Dr Rebecca Beeken. 1% of the population has intellectual disabilities (ID) which are lifelong and start during the early years of development. People with ID face many challenges and social and health inequalities. They have high rates of health problems including obesity, respiratory disease, diabetes, sensory problems and mental disorders. As most people with ID now live in the community, they also are subject to issues such as substance misuse which mainly includes cannabis and alcohol.In the seminar we shall present the findings from two feasibility and pilot studies that address obesity (Dr Beeken) and alcohol misuse (Prof Hassiotis). The presenters will discuss the findings and how such treatments may need to be included within public health programmes in order to improve outcomes of and equity in healthcare access for people with ID.


Berni Courtney