New e-Learning course on dementia care for people with intellectual disability is now available for health professionals.

“Dementia Care for People with Intellectual Disability”


The course contains two modules:

  • "Dementia in People with Intellectual Disability – Risk Factors, Presentation and Diagnosis"
  • "Managing Dementia in People with Intellectual Disability"

The course aims to further health professionals’ understanding of how to support people with intellectual disability who are at risk of, or have, dementia and their support networks.

It covers topics such as:

  • Risk factors for dementia and how they apply to people with intellectual disability
  • Factors that may complicate a dementia assessment
  • The key investigations required for the diagnosis of dementia
  • Dementia care and the services that may be involved
  • Medical management of dementia in people with intellectual disability
  • Early planning for future support needs
  • Promoting healthy ageing in people with intellectual disability

The e-learning course can be accessed after a quick registration at 

Our e-learning courses have been specifically tailored to health professionals and their unique role in providing support. Other courses available for health professionals can be found here.

The e-learning site was launched in 2013 to educate people about intellectual disabilities and mental health. The modules have been developed by The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) and funded by Ageing Disability and Home Care, Family and Community Services.