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, 27 August 2013

2 new articles -Younger People with Dementia Facing the Future: an exploration of support and information services for younger people with dementia, their carers and supporters

This study describes a range of established and developing services visited by the author in the Australian States of Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria that provide information and support to people with dementia and their supporters and carers. It highlights services that are accessible by, or specific to younger people living with dementia, and in particular explores the structured support and information gained through participation in the ‘Living with Memory Loss’ programme, an innovative national programme that includes the person with dementia as well as carers and supporters.

http://ace.glendevon-care.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Younger-People-with-Dementia.pdf

 
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Karen Daniel from the Queen’s Nursing Institute reports on the Glen Devon Day Club in Denbighshire that has revolutionised dementia care for younger people in Wales