Hidden in plain sight: dementia and learning disability

This report highlights how more that a million of people with learning disabilities have become invisible in national dementia policy.

People with a learning disability are three times more likely to develop dementia than the rest of the population. But a review of current government strategy has revealed that their needs are barely mentioned.

It is vital that 1.4 million people in Britain, identified as having a learning disability, are not invisible. We want to work with policy makers and services to make sure their needs are clearly recognised and they are provided with appropriate and targeted support as they age and if they develop Dementia.

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