The Forget-me-nots Social Group for People with Young Onset Dementia and their carers: Celebrating the group’s success one year on.

Jacqueline Parkes*, Alison Ward

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Forget-me-nots Social Group was established by the Dementia Research Network in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Northampton and Alzheimer’s Society Northamptonshire.
Since its launch nearly two years ago, the Forget-me-nots Social Group for people with young onset dementia (YOD) and their carers has played an important role in our locality. It has come to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment where Northamptonshire people living with YOD can meet to discuss issues, share ideas, arrange events and activities, and have fun with their partners, carers and family.
Our social group was established after painstaking work by the University of Northampton and Alzheimer’s Society Northampton (ASN), and our purpose here is to set out why we came to the conclusion that it would make a valuable contribution to dementia care and support in this county, a conclusion that may well be applicable to other areas of the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-21
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Dementia Care
Volume23
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Young onset dementia
  • carers
  • group
  • social group

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