Learning Disability and Dementia

  • State the prevalence rates and the risk factors of dementia for those with a learning disability
  • State the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia, and describe how this might differ to the non LD population
  • Describe the importance of early diagnosis
  • State common signs and symptoms and the difficulty with diagnosis for people with a learning disability
  • Outline both the medical and social models of dementia
  • State other factors which can cause confusion / memory problems
  • Describe how poor environments can make symptoms appear more pronounced
  • Identify how individual behaviours and perceptions of dementia can impact on the quality of care
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