Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Newcastle gets young dementia support program

The Hunter region has become one of the few areas in Australia to get a specific support program for people suffering from Younger Onset Dementia. A forum in Newcastle last night heard from expert clinicians about the prevalence of the condition, which affects around 800 people under the age of 65 in the Hunter.

Chair of the Hunter's Younger Onset Dementia Working group, Helga Merl, says after two years of lobbying she is ecstatic that support services targeting younger people will finally be available.

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