Dementia and Learning Disability
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
Are we making a difference?
We would love to hear if and how our resources are helping you support people with learning disabilities and with dementia or various other health needs.