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People with ID and dementia - DIAGNOSIS & SUPPORT
You can access guidance from the British Psychological Society (BPS) on the assessment, diagnosis, interventions and support for people with intellectual disabilities who develop dementia here http://www.bps.org.uk/system/files/Public%20files/rep77_dementia_and_id.pdf
You can access more information from BPS on issues to do with people with intellectual disabilities who develop dementia here http://beta.bps.org.uk/search/site/dementia%20and%20people%20with%20intellectual%20disabilities
A presentation by Dr Karen Dodds, BPS, Chair of the Dementia Working Party entitled Good Practice Guidance on the Assessment, Diagnosis, Intervention and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia. is on this page.
Contributor: Shereen Moloney - 25 Nov 2016, 3:38 PM
Title: Getting a Diagnosis - Alzheimers NZ
Description: This webpage by Alzheimers NZ outline the process of getting a dementia diagnosis and the tests that someone may undertake.
Appropriate Audience: Carers, support workers, community health workers, family of people that may be living with dementia, families. This information may also be appropriate for a person that would like to undertake the diagnostic process and wishes you know more about it.
Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 13 Dec 2016, 2:12 PM