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Learning Disabilities and Dementia

Authors: Reviewed by: Karen Watchman, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh and Dr Antonia Coppus, Dichterbij, Centre for the Intellectually Disabled, Gennep, The Netherlands


This 6 page fact sheet reviews basic but important information about dementia and how it effects people who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. It can be downloaded or printed as a pdf file, is laid out in an easy to read font and the text is written at a high school level.

Here are the main section headings:
-What is different about dementia in someone with a learning disability?

-What are the risks?

-How do the symptoms of dementia differ for people with a learning disability?

-How can you tell if someone might be developing dementia?

-What support should be offered after a diagnosis?

-Tips: supporting someone with a learning disability and dementia

-Useful organizations

Based on review (with section titles copied) of the fact sheet as viewed online on 2/10/12 at http://alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/document_pdf.php?documentID=103

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