Essentials: Young Onset Dementia - Assessment and Management of those Living with Dementia in the Younger Population
- Monday 29 April 2019
- Horizon Leeds
Third Floor, 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendell Street, Leeds, LS10 1JR
Half Day (Lunch on Arrival)
12.30pm Registration and Lunch , 1.00pm Welcome and 4.30pm Close
It is currently estimated that over 40000 are living with Young Onset Dementia in the UK. Its detection and support depends on knowledge of the different forms we see more commonly in this population, such as Frontotemporal Dementia and Atypical Alzheimer’s variants.
Diagnosis is often confounded by issues of functional mental health, physical illness, and other factors. Support and management requires an understanding that in this age group employment, financial situations and having younger families all have significant implications.
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the assessment of those felt to be experiencing Young-Onset Dementia aiming towards diagnosing the condition, with a holistic approach. This would involve consideration of symptoms that are seen more frequently in this population, covering Psychiatric, Psychological and Neurological perspectives, as well as assessment of potential risk areas such as driving and effects of diagnosis on patients and carers. Investigation including structural and functional imaging, neuropsychology and genetics will be included. You will discuss current practice in areas of post-diagnostic support and management more broadly.
Please note that the Andrew Sims Centre has a Reservation and Cancellation Policy.