Living with young onset dementia

Film that introduces Ian Grant and Sandy Reed, who were both diagnosed with dementia in their 50’s. They describe their experiences of receiving such a diagnosis at an early age, and the lack of support that often follows.

They are both now supported by the Forget Me Not Centre, which provides counselling and support to younger people with dementia and takes a reablement approach. This means that the support staff work alongside the individuals, help to break difficult tasks down into small steps, and encourage frequent practice until confidence in their abilities grows.

The film also emphasises the importance of living life, taking risks and having new experiences, as well as the value of peer support.

Publisher: 
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Published: 
2011
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