Young onset dementia events

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Upcoming young onset related events include   

Connie's Colander is a play about Connie, who starts to experience signs of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 63 and her daughter Emily.  Human Story Theatre is taking the play on a 36-date national tour of libraries from 9 May to 27 June 2019.  An important feature of their performances is the accompanying Q&A after each show which feature local experts either from relevant organisations and people with lived experience.  Human Story Theatre is looking for speakers to take part in their post-show Q&As.  If you are interested in finding out more, click here or email Gaye Poole gaye@humanstorytheatre.com

A Young Onset Dementia Workshop for people living with dementia and their families is taking place on Saturday 8 June, 10.00am-2.00pm at the St James Centre Poolstock, Wigan.  Find out more and book your place at this free event here.

On Wednesday 12 June, Channel 4 is showing the first episode of The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes, a ground-breaking new four-part series featuring 14 people aged 23-67 who are affected by young onset dementia.  Find out more here

The Young Dementia Network is hosting it's second research event at the Unversity of Sheffield on Monday 24 June.  This event will provide an opportunity for people living with, or affected by, young onset dementia to connect with researchers and student researchers currently researching in the field of young onset dementia.  Click here to find out more.  This event is currently fully booked, but if you would like to register your interest in attending if a place becomes available, please email network@youngdementiauk.org

Buckinghamshire Mind has relaunched Care in Mind, a service to help those diagnosed with young onset dementia and their family members.  Care in Mind is a six week course, that is available free of charge across Buckinghamshire, funded by HEETV.  The course will create a safe space for people with young onset to meet others with the diagnosis and share experiences, enhance their self-esteem, increase social contact and build a sense of purpose back in their lives. Contact Lizzie Dick on 07944 309414 or lizzie.dick@bucksmind.org.uk

FREE three day Dementia carers support courses for young onset dementia family members / carers are being run by Dementia Carers Count in Edgbaston in June.  Find out more on their website here or an article about the courses here.

Dementia Pathfinders run a two day course, Approaching an Unthinkable Future: Understanding the support needs of people living with young onset dementia.  For full details, visit their website.  Courses will be taking place in Birmingham, Cardiff, London and Wolverhampton throughout the year. 

The Huntington's Disease Association run certified training courses for professionals and bespoke training sessions to educate people about the condition.  Find out more here

If you would like us to share information about any young onset related event, please email us. 

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