Learning Disabilities Dementia Pathway

There have been significant improvements in the mean life-expectancy of people with learning disabilities over the last 80 years. Given these improvements, it has been predicted that the proportion of people with learning disabilities over 65 years of age will have doubled by 2020 (Janicki & Dalton, 2000) and that over a third of all people with learning disabilities will be over 50 years of age by that time (McConkey et al., 2006). It is therefore now critical that proper consideration is given to illnesses that occur in later life. 

It is also recognised that there is a higher prevalence of dementia in people with a learning disability than in the general population, with a predicted increase in prevalence of 36{79f878acaa41f375dcd804cc8c058b5459a5482f20a3b9f87269b26c8734749b} anticipated by 2021 within learning disabilities services

Thames Valley Knowledge Team supported and co-ordinated a joint approach to developing a common pathway in the Thames Valley and South-West for patients with learning disabilities and dementia.

For the full report:LD Dementia pathway final report December 2012

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