The Alzheimer's Australia NSW blog *Younger Onset Dementia and ME*

*The Alzheimer's Australia NSW blog *Younger Onset Dementia and ME* is a place for people to connect with others, to get information and helpful suggestions.

A diagnosis of younger onset dementia can be very isolating. You may have received a diagnosis, be someone who is caring for a family member, or you may have a mum or dad with younger onset dementia. You are not alone. The National Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program provides individualised information and support to improve the quality of life for people with younger onset dementia and also see NSW - Younger Onset Dementia . For more information contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

new book "Young onset dementia : care needs & service provision"


Young onset dementia : care needs & service provision
by Christian Bakker
The objective of this thesis was to study different aspects of the caregiving process in young onset dementia. The NeedYD-study is the first prospective study investigating the course of young onset dementia and exploring care needs of both patients and caregivers. The thesis focuses on theree main research questions:
-What are the care needs of young onset dementia patients?
-What are the consequences of unmet care needs on the course of neuropsychiatric symptoms and health related quality of life in YOD?
-What factors are related to the use of (in)formal care and institutionalization in community dwelling young onset dementia patients?