Support for people with younger onset dementia

12 October 2015

A study of the Banksia Younger Onset Dementia Support Group, a pilot program to support people with younger onset dementia in the Frankston area of outer Melbourne.

It found that the participants valued being involved in choosing and organising activities that they find meaningful and enjoyable, and having the chance to share their experience with others.

Learn more about our Younger onset dementia group »


Seuwandi Wickramasinghe, Ashley Carr and Helen Kimberley 2015, A shared journey: insights from the Banksia Younger Onset Dementia Support Group (PDF file, 358 KB) Summary (PDF file, 106 KB)

Topics:  Dementia care

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