Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability, severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example and Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia.
People with learning disabilities have an increased risk of developing dementia and it’s vital that they have access to appropriate assessment and treatment.
We have created an guidance for staff that describes how our Learning Disability Services work alongside people with dementia – ensuring we help people with learning disabilities to receive the right care and treatment for their needs.
For further information please contact your local community Learning Disability Team.