Journal article

A description of the components of a specialist younger-onset dementia service: a potential model for a dementia-specific service for younger people

Samantha M Loi, Mark Walterfang, Wendy Kelso, JoAnne Bevilacqua, Ramon Mocellin, Dennis Velakoulis

Australasian Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This narrative paper describes the influences behind the development of, and key components of a specialist younger-onset dementia service located in metropolitan Victoria, Australia. CONCLUSION: The Melbourne Young-Onset Dementia Service was established in 2013 and provides diagnosis and ongoing care for people with younger-onset dementia and their families, through collaboration with other medical units, allied health and community services. It is potentially a model for other younger-onset dementia services nationally and internationally.