On the 9th December 2014 members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, representatives from charities (including Alzheimer’s Research UK) and other health related bodies (such as the College of Optometrists and Care Quality Commission) gathered to raise awareness of young onset dementia at an event we co-hosted with Baroness Sally Greengross in the House of Lords. Here's the information we gave attendees to take away - please share it with others to raise awareness of young onset dementia.
Information about young onset dementia
For this event, we created a document entitled 'An Introduction to Young Onset Dementia' (opens pdf) which outlines what young onset dementia is, how it is caused, key issues and mentions relevant support groups and research opportunities.
Flyers about the support groups we're involved in
- Familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD)
- Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA)
- Primary progressive aphasia (PPA)
- Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)
- Familial frontotemporal dementia (fFTD)
Taking part in dementia research
If you are interested in taking part in research at the Dementia Research Centre, please visit our research studies page to find out more about how to get involved.