Partnership of voluntary organisations calls for the needs of people with learning disabilities and dementia to be better addressed
VODG have published a new report in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, MacIntyre and the National Care Forum calling for the needs of people with learning disabilities and dementia to be better addressed.
The report focuses on how best to support the growing numbers of people with the condition. The publication is based on recent work with care providers aiming to improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability and dementia, and the challenges to this goal.
The report responds to the fact that people with learning disabilities are five times more likely than those in the general population to develop dementia*. Despite the increasingly high profile of dementia, there is a need to improve policy, planning and research in relation to people with learning disabilities and dementia.