Young Onset Dementia seminar

“Listen to what I’m Saying”
Supporting people living with Young Onset Dementia and their carers

Details about our seminar

Who is the seminar for? 
Care managers, GPs, care givers, policy makers, commissioners and funders, dementia care professionals, arts in health practitioners

About our seminar

The seminar marks an important opportunity to hear directly from people who live with young onset dementia who will share their experience of diagnosis, of living with their condition and the many challenges they face to access services and live their best lives possible with their condition.  Family carers will share their own personal experience of supporting a loved one with young onset dementia whilst working and raising a family. The service users who will share their story are all members of Age Exchange’s Kaleidoscope Café and Café Connect (young onset dementia services), and who receive weekly support from the charity through engaging in its Reminiscence Arts Intervention.

The seminar will give you the opportunity to hear from Age Exchange programme directors as well as to engage in experiential workshops with Reminiscence Arts Practitioners who deliver the Age Exchange service for service users living with Young Onset Dementia.

We are delighted to be joined on the day by our service partners including: dementia specialists and clinicians from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust who will present at the seminar, as well as our principle funder The National Lottery Community Fund.

The seminar will include presentations and workshops by: 

Kaleidoscope Café and Café Connect – members of Age Exchange Young Onset Dementia Services
David Savill (Artistic Director, Age Exchange)
Aga Daldorph  (Dementia Services Co-ordinator, Age Exchange)
Dawn Garrigan (Funding Officer, National Lottery Community Fund)
Rosalyn Tuerk (Clinical Service Manager – Older Adults Community Services, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)
Dr Latha Velayudhan (Consultant Psychiatrist, Lewisham Memory Service)
Sue Rendell (Reminiscence Arts Practitioner, Age Exchange)
Simon Purins (Reminiscence Arts Practitioner, Age Exchange)

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Thanks for your interest in our Young Onset Dementia seminar