Dementia and Alzheimers effect people with a learning disability and many rely upon us to identify the early signs in order to get the best support.
The Alzheimer’s Society produce a wide range of publications designed to support and inform anyone affected by dementia. You will find information about all aspects of dementia, including the different types and causes and aspects of treatment, living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia on their website www.alzheimers.org.uk
Learning Disabilities and Dementia – a factsheet
This factsheet explains how dementia may be experienced by someone with a learning disability and gives some suggestions for how the person can be supported.
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What is dementia – an easy read factsheet
This Easy Read factsheet is for people with learning disabilities. It is about what dementia is and how it affects people.
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Supporting a person with dementia – an easy read factsheet
An Easy Read factsheet intended for people with learning disabilities. Contains advice on how to support a person with dementia: talking/listening, respecting, dealing with changes in behaviour
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What is dementia – a detailed factsheet
This factsheet explains what dementia is, including the causes and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated. It also looks at some of the different types of dementia.
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Equipment to make life easier
There are many ove the counter products that can be bought at low cost that may help a person to stay independent (and lessen the risk of an accident). The internet has many sources of advice but a useful starting point is the online shop at http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk which is part of the Shaw trust organisation