Diagnosed with dementia when young

Approximately 800,000 people in the UK have dementia. The vast majority of those are diagnosed after the age of 65 – but around 17,000 people have been diagnosed with dementia in their early 60s, 50s, 40s and, in some cases, 30s. On Tuesday 4 February at 10am Victoria Derbyshire will broadcast from the country’s only dedicated day support service for young people with dementia. It’s called the Young Onset Dementia Centre and throughout the programme we’ll hear from some of the people who use its services and their family and friends.




MP helps to make music at Wymondham singing café

A MP received an update on a town’s dementia friendly status when he visited a singing café

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman attended Wymondham Dementia Support Group’s café today, which supports around 30 people with dementia and their carers. The group has been running for the last four years and the singing café delivers music therapy to help improve the health and wellbeing of its members.