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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:
-Learning disabilities and dementia

-What is different about dementia in someone with a learning disability?

-Risks of developing dementia?

-Symptoms of dementia in people with a learning disability

-After diagnosis

-Treatment and support

-Tips: supporting someone with a learning disability and dementia

-Other useful organizations

Based on review (with section titles copied) of the fact sheet as viewed online on 2/8/18 at https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20007/types_of_dementia/37/learning_disabilities_and_dementia

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