diagnosis

Late-onset dementia : early diagnosis and drug treatment

Video featuring a case study demonstrating the positive effects of an early diagnosis of dementia.

Understanding dementia

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. A diagnosis of dementia can be a devastating blow to an individual, their friends and family. This booklet looks at some of the possible causes, and tells you what can and can't be done to alleviate the condition. It also explains where you can get further advice and information, and how to access help.

It's Your Move : Down's Syndrome and Dementia

This resource is a guide for GP’s to plan a strategy that will ensure the right intervention and diagnosis, at the right time, for people with Down’s Syndrome and dementia.

Assessment, diagnosis and clinical interventions for children and young people with autism spectrum disorders : a national clinical guideline

Guideline drawn up with the aim of providing the evidence base and recommendations to inform clinical service provision, especially assessment and clinical intervention, for children and young people living with autism spectrum disorders.

First Impressions : emotional and practical support for families of a young child with a learning disability

First Impressions was commissioned in early 2004, in order to look at the emotional and practical needs of families who have a small child – aged up to five – with a learning disability. This report looks at the support needed by these families, including the way in which parents are informed about their child’s learning disability. The impact on the family is examined and practical and strategic recommendations that can improve emotional and practical support for families with a young disabled child are detailed.