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About the Network

The Network is a community of people who are passionate about improving the lives of people affected by young onset dementia

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Our objectives

We aim to influence policy and encourage better young onset services across the UK.  Our priorities have been identified by people affected by young onset dementia

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Our achievements

The Young Dementia Network was launched in September 2016.  Ever since, we have strived to bring about improvements and positive change for people affected by young onset dementia

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The need for change

People affected by young onset dementia are poorly served across the UK.  We are seeking national and high-level service, policy and practice changes that will make a tangible difference to people’s lives

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Our members

The Network is made up of people whose lives are affected by young onset dementia, their family and friends, as well as organisations and professionals who work in the fields of health and social care

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Our steering group

Our steering group includes a mix of people affected by young onset dementia, clinicians, researchers and a range of service providers who together guide the development of the Network and its activities

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Our workstreams

The Network has a number of small working groups that focus on specific issues such as improving understanding and awareness of young onset, research and improving support after diagnosis

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