Young Onset Dementia Awareness Day is Tuesday 24th October

Last year saw the launch National Young Onset Dementia Day 24 October #YODA This year, to mark the day and as part of our U&ME Campaign – To Create a Voice, they are releasing a special track, which is written and performed by Scott Quinn, inspired by the words of Jonathan Beardsworth (who is living with young onset dementia) and also featuring him on guitar.

So tomorrow, please, please, share the U&ME track – which goes live on #YODA day – to help us raise awareness and champion age-appropriate support for the increasing numbers of people facing this diagnosis.  The song is free and will be available on your usual streaming platforms from the 24th October. Its purpose is to help make a noise for young onset dementia. You can click here to pre save it: Pre-save U&ME single You can tag @dementiaforward on social media and use #YODA on the day. 

To find out more, and for an exclusive viewing of the video that accompanies the song, please click on this link below:

Young Onset Dementia Awareness Day, Dementia Forward, North Yorkshire’s leading dementia charity

At Orchard House we have first hand experience of supporting people who have had a young onset of dementia and we have made it our pledge to do everything we can do to raise awareness and improve services for them. We are very proud to have partnered with Dementia Forward and we are about to launch a new service especially for people under 65 who have dementia. Please get in touch and share your thoughts on what kind of service you would like, we are very keen to hear your opinions and move towards creating positive experiences for those younger people with dementia.