People with a learning disability experience high levels of community exclusion and also evidence increased prevalence of dementia and a greater risk of early onset dementia compared to the general population. Although communities recognise the needs of aging populations, the community challenges which dementia presents for maintaining involvement have particular resonance for people with a learning disability. If community development work is to be fully inclusive, then the needs, preferences and expectations of people with a learning disability and/ or dementia, and their carers, must be considered.
|Publication status||Published - 25 Oct 2017|
|Event||Annual Scientific Meeting of the NRS Mental Health Network: Doing Research That Makes a Difference - Queen Elizabeth Teaching and Learning Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 25 Oct 2017 → …
|Conference||Annual Scientific Meeting of the NRS Mental Health Network|
|Period||25/10/17 → …|