- Identifying their dementia (including diagnostic overshadowing, where a person’s dementia symptoms are written off as learning disability ‘behaviours’)
- Receiving a timely diagnosis (including difficulty accessing memory clinics and other specialist dementia services).
- Being offered treatments (including non-pharmacological interventions, like music therapy and life story work, which a person with a learning disability may never experience).
- Accessing age-appropriate, specialised care and support.
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