Our aims from the merger are to:
- Grow and increase the impact of the Young Dementia Network to influence positive change across the UK
- Develop further the specialist support available for people affected by young onset dementia including digital support
- Support more people affected by young onset dementia in the UK
We will continue to operate under the name Dementia UK, to provide a stronger, unified, more influential voice for people living with and affected by young onset dementia – that is, anyone diagnosed with dementia under the age of 65, and their families.
Dr Hilda Hayo, CEO of Dementia UK and Chief Admiral Nurse, said:
Dementia UK and YoungDementia UK have worked together successfully for years and this is an excellent development, and natural progression, for both charities. Now, more than ever, families impacted by dementia need empathetic, specialist support, and the coming together of these two charities will greatly expand our knowledge, expertise and capability for supporting families facing young onset dementia.