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The Young Dementia Network

A community of people living with young onset dementia, their family and friends, as well as professionals who work in the field of 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 body, a group of people seeking to improve lives through campaigning and empowering people with knowledge and information to bring about significant change that will have a lasting benefit in the future.

About young onset dementia

Dementia is termed ‘young onset’ when it affects people before the age of 65. There are over 42,300 people estimated to be living with the condition in the UK. The actual figure is likely to be much higher.

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Current research and campaigns

The Young Dementia Network is an influencing organisation 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 providers.

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Our newsletter

Young Dementia Network News is our regular newsletter which shares information about Network activities, our members news and the latest young onset dementia related news, information and personal stories.

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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 and Young Dementia Network steering group member