Young onset dementia has been in the headlines recently as rugby players with a diagnosis, Lenny Woodward, Ryan Jones and 180 others are taking legal action against rugby governing bodies. The rugby players argue that the governing bodies failed to protect them from sustaining permanent injuries.
In light of this, we want to remind everyone that there is support available in Oxfordshire for people with a diagnosis of young onset dementia and their loved ones.
Dementia Oxfordshire work with Dementia UK to provide a specific support service for people with a diagnosis of young onset dementia.
The team of three Young Onset Dementia Advisors working in Oxfordshire offer face to face, telephone and email support for people living with young onset dementia and their family members. They offer practical and emotional support, guidance on variety of topics such as planning for the future and monthly groups to socialise with others on a similar journey.
The Dementia Oxfordshire support line is available on 01865 410 210 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm if you have concerns about anything you have read in the news recently or any other matter relating to dementia.