Learning disabilities and dementia: a nursing student’s A to Z guide
Mo Parrott Nursing student, Nottingham University
Mo Parrott presents a comprehensive at-a-glance synopsis of the facts and figures associated with this complex syndrome
People with learning disabilities are at added risk of developing dementia. Healthcare professionals’ lack of awareness of this condition among service users with intellectual impairment affects the care provided and, as a result, the health and wellbeing of clients. This A-Z guide has been devised to alert nursing students to some of these issues.
Learning Disability Practice. 14, 5,35-38. doi: 10.7748/ldp2011.06.14.5.35.c8563