The Young Dementia Network

An online community of people living with young onset dementia, their family and friends, as well as professionals working in the health and social care and voluntary sector

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What is the Young Dementia Network?

The Young Dementia Network is a collaborative network, an influencing community, seeking to improve lives through campaigning and empowering people with knowledge and information. We plan to bring about significant change that will have a lasting benefit in the future.

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About young onset dementia

Dementia is described as ‘young onset’ when symptoms develop before the age of 65. There are over 70,800 people estimated to be living with the condition in the UK.

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Current research and campaigns

The Young Dementia Network is an influencing community and takes an active role in promoting research and involvement opportunities.

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Our resources

The Young Dementia Network is creating a range of resources for people living with young onset dementia, their family members, professionals, commissioners and service developers.

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Our newsletter

Young Dementia Network News is our regular newsletter which shares Network activities, our members’ news and the latest young onset dementia related information, events and involvement opportunities.

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I want to work with and help those who are trying to help me and my friends.  I am particularly impressed with what the Young Dementia Network has achieved with limited resources for a group of people so often overlooked

– Hilary Doxford, living with young onset dementia