Resources and collateral that can be used by health and care professionals to facilitate discussions around Dementia.
Organisation: NHS England
Description: Someone with a learning disability is more likely to develop dementia than the rest of the population, sometimes at a younger age, and it may get worse more quickly than someone without a learning disability. This short film shares what works to support timely diagnosis and a good life at home in the community, hearing from Rosie and some of the people involved in Rosie’s care and support.
Organisation: NHS/Mixit Theatre Group
Date published: August 2021
Description: Reasonable Adjustments: Andrew's story is a powerful awareness video, co-produced after a series incident in a hospital, to promote behavioural change around people with a learning disability. It's an important learning resource about reasonable adjustments and not making assumptions about people with a learning disability.
Type: Film for people with a learning disability
Date published: Updated Sept 2022
Description: A short film about the importance of the flu vaccination for people with a learning disability and autistic people with certain health conditions. The film covers why it is important, who is eligible for a free vaccine, where you can get the vaccine and reasonable adjustments.
Organisation: Alzheimer's Society
Type: Easy Read materials
Description: Resources for supporting people with a learning disability - explaining dementia and Alzheimer's disease.