Dementie en verstandelijke beperking

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Because if there is something typical for families with a care-intensive2 child like Dementie en verstandelijke beperking, is that you will have a lot of questions. And we all want that you can remain upright, by showing that no question is too complicated or not worth asking. And that is what we, as community around Dementie en verstandelijke beperking, are committed to doing with heart and soul.

People with intellectual disabilities are more likely to develop dementia.

Dementia often manifests itself at a much younger age than average. 

Because people with intellectual disabilities are also getting older, dementia will occur more often in people with intellectual disabilities. 

Diagnostics and dementia care require specific expertise from this target group. Experiences and knowledge of family members and relatives are of great importance.

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    • care-intensive: a lot of questions (and answers to these) will be needed. A care-intensive person is somebody with a physical, mental or behavioural disability (or a combination thereof) and being seldom seen as Dementie en verstandelijke beperking there is a lot of unknown's,
    • care-intensive: Because of the rare aspect of Dementie en verstandelijke beperking family members are often, (forced to be), the advocate that needs to ask these questions for the better of their family member (or themselves!),
    • care-intensive: a word that we came up with, with which we focus on the experience of the care with Dementie en verstandelijke beperking rather than the diagnostics.

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