Dementia and learning disabilities

People with a learning disability are four times more likely to develop dementia.

Figures from one study (Prasher, 1995) suggest that more than half of those with Down's Syndrome will develop dementia once they pass the age of 60. 

To meet the needs of the estimated 11,000 people in Bristol with a learning disability in their later years, Milestones Trust planned and developed a £3.3 million specialist nursing home in Kingswood, Bristol.

Mortimer HouseMortimer house

A nursing home for people with a learning disability and dementia

Mortimer House is a modern purpose-built home for older people with a learning disability and or dementia. The assistive technology built within the home allows people to remain independent.

Mortimer House provides state-of-the-art surroundings including automatic lighting, small kitchenettes, dementia-specific signage, overhead tracking hoists and landscaped grounds. We are accepting referrals now. For enquires please call us on 0117 970 9300.

Each bedroom has an ensuite shower and wet room with tracking overhead hoisting. Read more about Mortimer House.

HRH The Earl of Wessex opens Mortimer House