Have you received the Journal of Dementia Care May/June issue? Flick to page 20 and you can read an article from our Director of Adult Services, Emma Killick.
It is becoming widely recognised that people with a learning disability are at an increased risk of developing dementia. As Emma describes in the article, the MacIntyre Dementia Project is working hard to bridge the gap between learning disability and dementia by building on best practice and creating a range of resources to increase awareness of the subject and improve support.
Emma also gives eight top tips for practitioners; including making sure the approach is always person centred and being persistent in gaining a diagnosis.