Why numbers matter and change is possible…

Our webinar at 12.30-1.45pm on Wednesday 19th October 2022 will be presented by Dr Janet Carter and Michael Jackson. They will discuss the importance of using data to better communicate the need for improved services for younger people living with dementia. Currently no routinely published data of the number of people with a diagnosis of young onset dementia exists. Inadequate data = inadequate services.

Based on recent findings estimating that 7.5% of those diagnosed with dementia are diagnosed under the age of 65, the webinar will offer a view on why numbers matter from a person living with young onset dementia, how commissioners could use the data and what needs to happen next if we are to make the most of the data to create change.

Dr Janet Carter is Associate Professor in Old Age Psychiatry in the Division of Psychiatry, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London.

Michael Jackson is Programme Lead for Neurology and Dementia Intelligence, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Heath and Social Care.