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Young Onset Dementia Assessment Service (YODAS)

The Young Onset Dementia Assessment Service (YODAS) sits within Mental Health Services for Older People. This service caters for people under the age of 65 years who are experiencing memory problems. Referrals are made via the patient’s GP to our central referral hub. Once the referral has been received and triaged, it will then be sent to the locality consultant (the consultant psychiatrist who is responsible for the area where the patient lives) who will carry out the assessment and treatment plan if required.
 

Young Onset Dementia app

YOD app
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and Leicestershire Health Informatics Service (LHIS) have developed a smartphone/tablet app for those with young onset dementia, their families and carers.
 
It is available free of charge from the Apple app store, or the Google Play app store.
 
You can watch a video about why the app was developed and what it contains here: https://youtu.be/RkTmG-mCWms .
 
People with young onset dementia have very different needs from those who develop the condition in old age. They may have jobs, children at school, and a range of social activities which they are involved with.

There is a lot of information for older people with dementia, but it is harder to find relevant information for those in the younger age group. That is why we have developed this app, which keeps all of the information in one place.

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