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Dementia Forward is the leading dementia charity for York and North Yorkshire. We provide support, advice and information to anybody affected by dementia across the county, and have developed a comprehensive range of services; all with people living with dementia at their heart. Our aim is to knit dementia support into the community, so that people can continue to live well for longer.

Dementia in some way affects more than 50% of the UK public*. In the face of this startling statistic, we want to increase awareness and understanding, and provide free, confidential advice and support, so that no-one has to face dementia alone.

To find out more about how we are making a difference, call our helpline on 03300 578592 or visit

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Charity number: 1148225

U & Me - Create a Voice

Dementia is described as ‘young onset’ when symptoms develop before the age of 65. At Dementia Forward we believe it is important that people living with young onset dementia have access to specialist advice and support. Diagnosis often comes at a stage of life when a person is still working and has family responsibilities, and the whole family may need support to understand the diagnosis and put plans in place. With this as our motivation, we have launched an innovative 10-year campaign - U & Me - which aims to create a voice for young onset dementia. The campaign objectives are to:

Increase Awareness and Remove Stigma
Provide Age-Appropriate Care and Support
Encourage Specific Research for the Condition

We are also recognising the unique impact of young onset with our national #YODA Day - Young Onset Dementia Awareness Day, which takes place annually on the 24th October.

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