Support & friendship online

It’s wonderful to have someone who understands the challenges associated with this illness - to have them there at the end of an email to share occurrences. 

- Miranda, whose husband Peter was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, aged 62

Sharing your thoughts with someone who understands your situation can be extremely helpful.  We have listed some of the websites and forums we know about that allow you to chat and make connections.  If you know of others that younger people and their families could find useful, please let us know via email.  Please take care to keep your personal information secure when communicating with people you meet online. 

A place where younger people with dementia, their families, carers and friends can gather and share information. 
 
Alzheimer’s Society's Talking Point forum
A specific section of the Society’s online forum for younger people with dementia and family members.
 
Dementia Aware
UK based Facebook group helping to spread awareness and share issues.  A closed group but you can join if you or one of your family or friends has a form of dementia.
 
Dementia Alliance International
Runs weekly online peer-to-peer support groups.  For more information email info@infodai.org
 
Dementia Information 
An open Facebook group sharing information for anyone diagnosed with a dementia, their families, caregivers and professionals.  Run by Chris Roberts who is living with young onset dementia. 
 
Dementia Mentors
Run 5-6 virtual social gatherings a month for people living with dementia, it is like attending a social group but from the comfort of your own home. 
 
Dementia Support for Under 21s
A Facebook group for people aged under 21 who have a family member affected by young onset dementia.

FTD Support Forum
An international online forum for people living with frontotemporal dementias and those who support them. 

Posterior Cortical Atrophy awareness
A closed Facebook group for people whose lives are affected by Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA). 

Young Adult Children with Parents with Younger-Onset Alzheimer's / Dementia
Facebook group based in the United States.

Young Onset Dementia Support Group 
An Australian Facebook based support group that provides an opportunity for people who are experiencing the impact of dementia before the age of 65 to share stories and support.  

You will also find a list of young onset dementia blogs and websites in our Resources section which may also be of interest. 

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