Dementia Care Advisory Service for Younger People

We are an advisory service offered to individuals affected by Young Onset Dementia, their carers, family and friends

How do we help?

If you're under the age of 70, living with or caring for someone diagnosed with young on-set dementia (YOD) we can provide support for you and your loved ones.

  • We listen to all your concerns, providing confidential support
  • Create a care needs assessment plan
  • Signpost to relevant information
  • Refer to external parties
  • Provide opportunities to meet other carer's and those with a diagnosis
  • Become a consistent point of contact 

What information do we provide?

The diagnosis of dementia can cause a great deal of anxiety and you may have many questions.

We can help by offering advice on the following:

  • Local activities, groups and support services
  • Longer term planning, including emergency care
  • Financial matters, benefits, legal services and advocacy
  • Access to the Admiral Nurse
  • Referral to Health & Social Services and other relevant organisations
  • Support for children, youths and young adults affected by a parent with dementia
  • Advice on assisted technology enabling living well with dementia
  • Research studies and genetics pathways
  • Invitation to the Understanding Dementia Course for younger people run for carer's and those with a diagnosis

Accessing our service

If you would like to access our service please complete our dementia service referral form located in the download menu on the right or call/email our service

Contact information

Joy website: Young Onset Dementia Care Advisor Service
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Contact Name
Hazel Power
Contact Position
Young Onset Dementia Care Advisor
0118 904 7200 0118 904 7200


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When is it On/Open ?

Date & Time Information

Young Onset Dementia Care Advisory Services are included within the Dementia Care Advisory Service and are available from:

Monday - Friday 9 - 5pm 


Costs and Fee Information

Service/Activity is Free
Cost details

This is a free service open to anyone with or caring for someone with a young onset dementia diagnosis

Facilities and Accessibility

Premises near a train station
Assistance/Guide Dogs welcome
Wheelchair access
Premises on a bus route
Quiet room
FREE Service
Car Parking
Refreshments available to purchase
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet

Complaints Procedure

Contact Name
Claire Leask
Joint Services Manager
Complaints procedure notes

Email or Telephone the Joint services Manager : Claire Leask 

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Wokingham Hospital | 41 Barkham Road | Wokingham | Berks RG41 2RE

Tel: 0118 9495101

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
70 years and under
Eligibility Criteria

Young Person With Dementia Services for Berkshire West is for:

  • People diagnosed or living with Young Onset Dementia
  • Living in the Wokingham, Reading and the West Berkshire locality
Booking and Registration Notes

Referrals are made from anyone with a Young Onset Dementia diagnosis, their carer or family member. The Wokingham Memory Clinic, Adult social care, GP's, the YPWD charity. Appointments can be made via email or calling 0118 949 5101


Referral required
Who can refer
Self Referral
Referral notes

Make an online referral via the Joy website.

Provision For

Supporting people with

Quality Assurance

  • Dementia Care Level 2
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Understanding Dementia for Young Onset
  • Adult Safeguarding Level 1
  • Joint safeguarding awareness
  • Domestic Abuse - Older Adults
  • Equality and Diversity


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