genetics

Edition of the "All in the mind" series devoted to the subject of dementia. Professor Julie Williams talks about her pioneering work in genetics, and Simon Lovestone talks about the search for a biomarker in blood. The quality of dementia care in the UK is also discussed.

This resource - Getting it right together on learning disabilities, has been written for all pre-registration nursing students in Scotland. It comprises five units of study that will support something in the order of 12 to 15 hours of directed and, or, facilitated learning on a range of issues that relate to learning disabilities. Unit 2 examines the causes and manifestations of learning disabilities.

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. Many people with dementia are concerned that their disease may have been inherited and that they may pass it on to their children. Family members of people with dementia are also sometimes concerned that they might be more likely to develop dementia themselves. This information sheet outlines the present state of knowledge about the inherited risk of dementia.