Dementia matters to people with a learning (intellectual) disability and here you will find many examples of this in research and practice. This includes the opportunity to download Jenny's Diary in a range of formats and languages, and to read a series of reports from the 2016 International summit on learning disability and dementia. In October 2023 a second international summit will be taking place in Toronto. More information will be posted here after this event.
This website contains links to resources, and research with associated open-access academic publications, and details of how to access my training on learning disability and dementia. The (orange) resource previously known as Supporting Derek featuring Peter and Derek, actors with a learning disability, is now available as part of a self-guided training pack, see Self Guided Study page for more details. I have uploaded a selection of publicly available recent presentations that I have delivered in person or online at the request of different organisations, or at conferences.
Recently completed research Stand by Me, investigated relationships between couples with a learning disability when one partner has dementia. This project is a finalist in the Herald/GenAnalytics Diversity Awards, 2023.
Other recent work includes collaboration with Health Improvement Scotland, Alzheimer Scotland and the Care Inspectorate to develop guidance to support people with a learning disability and dementia before, during and after a move to a care home should this be appropriate, My New Home.
Professor of Ageing, Dementia and Frailty
University of Stirling
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