By 2020 it is believed that the number of people with a learning disability over the age of 65 years old will have doubled. However, as the learning disability population ages, so more people with a learning disability develop dementia.
If a person with a learning disability develops dementia, it is often at a younger age than a person without a learning disability, and the person will face different and additional challenges to people who do not have a learning disability.
Contents of this mini book:
What is Dementia?
Some facts about Dementia
Understanding the term "Dementia"
Common types of Dementia
Can you only have one type of Dementia?
If you have some dementia-like symptoms, do you definitely have dementia?
What about younger people?
What is a learning disability?
Some facts about learning disability
Ageing with a learning disability
Risk factors for Dementia
Living with a learning disability and Dementia
Dementia and Learning disability - facts and figures
People with Down's Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease