Dementia and People with Learning Disabilities

 

Along with the rest of the population, people with learning disabilities are living longer. This brings with it all of the conditions associated with old age. In particular people with a learning disability have a higher likelihood of developing Dementia. This risk is increased further if a person has Down’s Syndrome. These two leaflets will help to explain about dementia.



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The Lancashire Learning Disability Partnership Board is a forum for people all across Lancashire. The meetings are open and anyone is free to suggest issues for the board to look at. Visit the Partnership Board website to find out more.

 

 

Ageing in Learning Disabilities Team – Lancashire Care Foundation Trust

Hyndburn and Ribble Valley (Psychology)

Dr. Isobel Lamb, Consultant Clinical Psychologist – Locality Lead Learning Disability Psychology.
Blackburn with Darwen and Hyndburn Ribble Valley Learning Disability Service.
isobel.lamb@lancashirecare.nhs.uk
www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk

BwD LD Service
The Mount
Whalley Road
Accrington
BB5 5DE (if using Sat Nav for The Mount BB5 5AS)
Tel: 01254 226482

BwD LD Service
Darwen Resource Centre
Edward Street
Darwen, Blackburn
BB3 1AY
Tel:01254 283300

 

Hyndburn and Ribble Valley (Community Nursing)

Esther Smith
Community Nursing – Learning Disabilities,
FM House,
Network 65 Business Park,
Bentley Wood Way,
Hapton,
BB11 5ST
Tel: 01282 628225

 

Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale

Susan Robinson
Community Nursing  – Learning Disabilities,
FM House,
Network 65 Business Park,
Bentley Wood Way,
Hapton,
BB1 15ST
Tel: 01282 628225