Young Onset Dementia Care Advisor Service

We are an advisory service offered to individuals affected by Young Onset Dementia, their carers, family and friends

How do we help?

If you're under the age of 70, living with or caring for someone diagnosed with young on-set dementia (YOD) we can provide support for you and your loved ones as you deal with this condition.

We listen to all your concerns, providing confidential support
Become a consistent point of contact 
Offer relevant and timely information
Create a care needs assessement plan
Provide opportunities to meet other carers and those diagnosed for support
Referral to relevant external parties


What information do we provide?
The diagnosis of dementia can cause a great deal of anxiety and you may have many questions. We can help by offering advice on the following:

  • Local activities, groups and support services
  • Longer term planning, including emergency care
  • Financial matters, benefits, legal services and advocacy
  • Referral to Health & Social Services and other relevant organisations
  • Support for children, youths and young adults affected by a parent with dementia
  • Advice on assisted technology enabling living well with dementia
  • Research studies
  • Young Person With Dementia Course run for Carers and those diagnosed
Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Advocacy
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
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Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A
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