Improving the experience of diagnosis webinars

From October 2022 to June 2023 we ran a series of six webinars that focused on improving the experience of diagnosis for younger people with suspected dementia and their families.

Our aim was to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience amongst professionals to improve understanding of issues relating to the experience of young onset diagnosis, how those issues might be resolved and the resultant benefits. You can catch up with recordings of the webinars below.

You can watch our previous series of ‘tea-themed’ webinars here.

Different service models - Young Onset Dementia Nurse-Led Service, Northampton

Our webinar in June 2023 focused on the nurse-led Younger People With Dementia Team based in Northampton which provides assessments, diagnosis, and support for individuals under the age of 65 who are living with dementia

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Different service models - Young Onset Dementia Service, Doncaster

Our webinar in May 2023 focused on the long-established Young Onset Dementia Service, in Doncaster and included an interview with Michael Booth who is living with young onset dementia 

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Young onset dementia – improving the diagnosis process for people with atypical symptoms

Our webinar in March 2023 was led by Rare Dementia Support and focused on how we can improve the diagnosis process for people that present with atypical symptoms.

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Young onset dementia – changing perceptions of diagnosis

Our webinar on 8th February 2023 was led by Dr Susan Mitchell, Head of Policy at Alzheimer’s Research UK. It focused on how the preferences of people living with dementia, a shifting political landscape and advances in research and drug discovery can help the dementia diagnosis pathway evolve

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Young onset dementia and general practice – identifying symptoms before diagnosis

Our webinar on 16th November 2022 focused on the first symptoms of young onset dementia, how to increase their recognition and better identify people with young onset dementia at an earlier stage

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Why numbers matter and change is possible

Our webinar on 19th October 2022 was led by Dr Janet Carter and Michael Jackson. They discussed the importance of using data to better communicate the need for improved services for younger people living with dementia

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