South London support for those living with Young Onset Dementia
The Early Onset Dementia Support Group at St George's University Hospital in South West London provides vital ongoing support for people who have received a diagnosis of early onset dementia (before the age of 65).
Dementia is a condition too often associated only with a much older age group, so the group was started in 2011 as a means of bringing younger people affected by dementia together to share their unique experiences and tackle the isolation many feel.
The group meets every 4 to 6 weeks and provides an opportunity for people with dementia and their supporters to talk about the challenges of living with dementia, share ideas and remain up to date on practical issues and scientific developments.
For those with more advanced dementia symptoms the group also provides support through techniques such as imagery and physical expression.
The meetings have fostered a real sense of community and have proved a lifeline for many.
St George's Young Onset Dementia Support Group
Run by St George's Cognitive Neurology Service in partnership with Dementia Pathfinders, each meeting consists of a presentation or talk, a session for questions and activities, and time to socialise with other people who are living with early onset dementia, their families and supporters.
The support group is open to anyone with a diagnosis of early onset dementia, their friends and family.
The next meeting is to be held on Thursday 29th September 2016 in the John Parker Lecture Theatre at St George's Hospital.
If you would like further information or would be interested in attending, contact Barbara Stephens at Dementia Pathfinders by phoning 07786513351 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org