Younger people with dementia Living well with your diagnosis

Younger people with dementia - a resource DVD for those with younger onset de mentia

This Younger people with dementia publication is for people who have just been diagnosed with younger onset dementia (dementia under the age of 65) and for the family and friends of the person diagnosed.

Younger people with dementia – a DVD for those with younger onset dementia

Produced by NHS Health Scotland in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland and the Scottish Dementia Working Group, ‘Younger people with dementia: living well with your diagnosis’ DVD is designed for the person who has just been diagnosed with younger onset dementia (dementia under the age of 65) and for the family and friends of the person diagnosed.

The DVD provides insights and information from younger people with dementia and their family carers about their journey to diagnosis and which resources are available to support living well with dementia. The DVD aims to provide information on: 

  • helping people in the early stages of diagnosis to understand more about their illness
  • sharing experiences around how to ‘live well’ after a diagnosis of dementia, as well as offering practical advice on coping with its effects
  • suggesting where people with younger onset dementia, their families and carers can go for further support.

You can view the five short clips which make up the DVD from the playlist below.

In this resource you will hear/see references to Health and Social Care Partnerships. These partnerships were created in April 2016 and are the organisations formed as part of the integration of services provided by Health Boards and Councils in Scotland. They are responsible for the planning, funding and delivery of a range of community health services and social work/social care services.

Longer video clips of the topics covered within this DVD are available on the NHS Health Scotland YouTube channel. You can also download the accompanying booklet, Younger people with dementia

A British Sign Language version of these video clips is also available on the NHS Health Scotland YouTube channel

Reviewed 09 March 2018

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