The Young Dementia Network is gaining momentum and is making progress in the right direction since its launch in late 2016. We now have over 4000 members including people diagnosed with young onset dementia, family members and friends and a wide range of professionals and people with an interest in the condition.
We are proud of what the Network has achieved so far thanks to the efforts of our members. An overview of our achievements show that the Network has:
influenced at a national level including with the government’s Dementia Programme Board
created a portfolio of resources for younger people with dementia and their families, health, social care and voluntary sector and service developers and commissioners which combined have been downloaded over 24,000 times
been part of young onset dementia conferences in association with the Journal of Dementia Care in 2016 and 2018
presented or exhibited at many conferences, events, exhibitions, shows, workshops and seminars including the UK Dementia Congress, Alzheimer’s Society annual conferences, the Alzheimer’s Show and other professional association events
The objectives of the Young Dementia Network are to inform and connect, improve understanding and awareness, improve the quality and provision of age-appropriate support and to create positive change