About Salford YOD

Salford Young Onset Dementia is a collaborative research project that brought together people living with young onset dementia and their care partners to focus attention on developing best practices for people living with dementia who have been diagnosed before the age of 65.

Dementia is regularly believed to be solely about memory loss or wrongly considered a condition of old age, meaning those living with a young onset dementia diagnosis before 65 may feel like they are being overlooked. Our project worked closely with the community of Salford to research the experiences, needs and preferences of people living with young onset dementia.

The findings of our project are being used to develop best practices for services supporting people living with young onset dementia in Salford and provide knowledge towards the fight against dementia whilst helping people to live as well as possible with dementia.