Support for early onset dementia

A DEDICATED team has been set up to support people under 65 diagnosed with early onset dementia.

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Dementia is normally thought to be something that happens in later years but younger people can be affected.

A new team will work across the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area has been set up to offer patients support and advice.

The Young Onset Dementia Service is made up of two clinical psychologists, an occupational therapist (OT), community psychiatric nurse (CPN), and secretarial support.

In line with the recent National Dementia Strategy the service aims to specifically address the post diagnosis needs of younger people with dementia.

According to figures from Alzheimer Scotland there are an estimated 400 younger people across Greater Glasgow and Clyde who are living with dementia.

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