OverviewThis course aims to consider the needs of those members of the learning disabled population who are ageing. It examines the context for caring for older people with a learning disability, their needs and the specific challenges they face; the double jeopardy of being old and learning disabled; the particular vulnerability factors of this population to mental health problems in old age and the issues of supporting ageing carers.
Who is Older People with Learning Disability aimed at?All professionals working with older people who have learning difficulty
Course Length1 day
By the end of the course, delegates will have gained an understanding of the specific needs of this group and will have been able to examine how services can respond as this population grows