Dementia impacts on your life in many ways and you should not be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Receiving help and support from others can make a huge difference and help you to get the most out of life.
I really enjoyed today. I’ve been feeling a bit low and it was great to be reminded that there is help and support out there. Despite family and friends, it can be lonely and only others who are going through the same things can understand what it’s all about.
Ask for help from friends, family and neighbours or look into what services are available locally. What is available to you will depend on where you live, and what you are looking for. We have compiled a list of groups and services across the UK that we know of, that are tailored to the needs of people with young onset dementia. Use the Support across the UK link to find services in your area.
You may also find that taking part in local non-dementia community groups and activities such as singing, walking, cycling, craft and gardening groups provide a really valuable source of connection and interest so also look into what is going on where you live.
We would love to hear from you if you run or attend a social group, an online forum or support service for young people with dementia and their family and supporters. Please email the details to us, so that we can make sure that others get to hear about it.