Care Pathways for People with Young Onset Dementia: Cross CLAHRC working         


In the UK 5% of people with dementia (around 40,000) are estimated to have a diagnosis of Young Onset Dementia (diagnosis under the age of 65).  The needs of younger people with dementia can differ from those of an older population.

A development grant from CLAHRC EoE and funding from CLAHRC YH have resourced a project exploring care pathways for people with Young Onset Dementia.  Researchers from the Universities of Hertfordshire and Sheffield are undertaking a review of the literature, collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Society, have held patient and public involvement events across the two study sites, and will carry out interviews with service providers.  This work is being led in CLAHRC YH by Dr Jane McKeown of the TK2A theme.

It is anticipated these partnerships will inform the direction of future research bids.

Findings will be available in the summer of 2017 and further information on the project can be found on the CLAHRC EoE webpages here and CLAHRC YH pages here.