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Intellectual disability and dementia

People with Down’s syndrome are at an increased risk of dementia.This blog recently published by Alzheimer's Society UK examines some of the myths and issues relating to intellectual disability and dementia.


The author, Dr Karen Watchman is a researcher, based at the University of Stirling, specialises in understanding how to help people with learning disabilities to manage their dementia.

More information and resources

Intellectual Disability and Dementia: A Guide for Families

Supporting Persons with Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Learning disabilities and dementia sectionAlzheimer’s Society UK website.

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