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Dementia in people with a learning disability

Dementia is a term used to describe diseases that affect the brain, the most common of these diseases is Alzheimer’s. The damage these groups of diseases cause to the brain tissue is progressive and as the brain tissue is not replaced symptoms become worse over time. These symptoms can include loss of memory, mood changes, changes in behaviour, difficulty in understanding what others are saying, difficulty in expressing themselves and a poor sense of time and place.

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