Connecting communities: making Girvan and South Carrick safer and friendlier for everyone

Melody Terras, Roddy MacDonald, Gillian Hendry, Dominic Jarrett

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2017
EventAnnual 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 → …
http://www.sinapse.ac.uk/events/nrs-mental-health-network-annual-scientific-meeting

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Scientific Meeting of the NRS Mental Health Network
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period25/10/17 → …
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