MacIntyre Dementia Project is supporting the World Alzheimer’s Day to raise awareness of Dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s Disease – the most common cause of Dementia.
People with a learning disability are at an increased risk of developing Dementia, and at a younger age. People with Down’s Syndrome are at particular risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. The early signs of Dementia in people with a learning disability are more likely to be noticed as a change in the person’s personality and behaviours for example a reluctance to do a familiar activity, rather than as memory loss which is seen in people with dementia who do not have a learning disability.
Have a look at our Hot Tips booklets, which have been created by MacIntyre Dementia Special Interest Group to share best practice and ideas to support people with a Learning Disability and Dementia.