NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ828602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Differential Diagnosis of Dementia in the Field of Learning Disabilities: A Case Study
Bell, Dorothy M.; Turnbull, Allyson; Kidd, W. Bruce
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v37 n1 p56-65 Mar 2009
Assessment for a diagnosis of dementia is hard enough under the best possible conditions. There are possible alternative or concomitant diagnoses, such as depression, to consider. However, when the possible dementia concerns a gentleman with severe learning disabilities and with a severe communication disorder then this assessment becomes even more difficult. Still more complications may arise from practical pressures such as general changes in health and hence of support needs; changes in support staff; what housing options are available at the time; and what options are or may be available in anticipation of future needs. This brief case-study highlights the difficulties and competing pressures that complicate further just such a differential diagnosis.
Blackwell Publishing. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148. Tel: 800-835-6770; Tel: 781-388-8599; Fax: 781-388-8232; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom