[PDF] Dementia and people with intellectual disabilities: guidance on the assessment, diagnosis, interventions and support of people with intellectual disabilities who develop dementia

Source:
Royal College of Psychiatrists - RCPsych
Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists;British Psychological Society
Publication date:
29 April 2015

Abstract

The main purpose of this report is to enable those working in clinical and social care services to improve the quality of life of people with learning disabilities who develop dementia, by providing guidance to inform assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support. The guidance is aimed at clinicians in learning disability and older peoples’ mental health services and services for younger people with dementia. The main focus is on the key factors that are the elements of an excellent service, and to help those working in services evaluate how they might help the increasing numbers of people with learning disabilities who are developing dementia given improvements in life-expectancy.