Dementia and people with a learning disability webinar: Tuesday 8th May, 12:30-1pm


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Dementia and people with a learning disability Webinar: Tuesday 8th May, 12:30-1pm

Dementia is known to be more common in people with learning disabilities than the general population. People with Down’s syndrome are particularly likely to develop Alzheimer-type dementia and to do so at a younger age than others.

This webinar will include:

  • An overview from Gyles Glover, Public Health England, on what the data shows about dementia prevalence by age, sex and learning disability status

  • Anna Marriott, National Development Team for Inclusion, will provide an overview of a forthcoming publication about making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities and dementia. This will cover topics such as:

    • Early signs and diagnosis
    • Support and planning ahead
    • Policy and guidance
    • Good practice examples/case studies
    • Useful resources
  • Sue Dewhirst, Older Adults Policy Implementation Manager, Public Health England, will talk through applicable tools and resources that are available on the NHS Health Check website and examples of local work

There will be a Q&A session after the presentations, from 1pm onwards

This webinar is aimed at public health colleagues, local authorities, commissioners and other stakeholders who have an interest in supporting people with a learning disability with dementia. You can join by skype (you don’t need to have skype installed you can access via the web app) or phone.

Slides will be circulated prior the webinar.

To receive an invitation to this webinar, please email LDT@phe.gov.uk