Young onset dementia – tailored memory clinic care; using the diagnosis process as a starting point for person-centred young onset dementia support

The Young Dementia Network and the Young Onset Dementia Knowledge Center, Netherlands are pleased to be working together on a new webinar programme. We want to offer opportunities to learn, share and connect to international audiences with an interest in young onset dementia.

Our webinar on Tuesday 12th March 2024 at 12pm will be led by Dr Janne Papma. She will address support for people with young onset dementia and their caregivers during the diagnostic pathway at the memory clinic.

We know from research that it often takes a long time before a diagnosis of young onset dementia is confirmed, even then the dementia diagnosis may not lead to tailored care and support. Based on her applied clinical research from a memory clinic setting, Janne will address how healthcare professionals can provide care and support during this diagnosis process. She will suggest how the gap from diagnosis to post-diagnostic care and support could be bridged.

Dr Papma is Associate Professor and Head of the Alzheimer Centre Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. This is a centre of expertise specialising in the genetics of dementia and frontotemporal dementia diagnostics.

Also on the panel, bringing experience from the Netherlands and the UK will be Harro Seelar, Neurologist from the Alzheimer Centre, Erasmus University Medical Centre.