If you have young onset dementia yourself, or you are supporting someone with the condition, a move from home to alternative accommodation may be something to consider early on, in case the need arises. Circumstances when this might occur include when the person lives alone, when the home physical environment is not suitable or when the care and support needed can no longer be provided by those who share the home.
Making this big decision can be hard for all concerned. Most of us would like to stay as long as we can in our own home and there is an impetus to make this a possibility. If a move is necessary, then it can be difficult to find a suitable alternative that truly accommodates the particular needs and interests of younger people with dementia. Once found though, the right place may offer many benefits in terms of company and sharing of responsibility for care and support.
Here you will find organisations who we believe offer accommodation with care and support for people with young onset dementia. The listing is not a recommendation and it is important that you find out personally whether a place is suitable.
Please email us if you know of any young onset dementia accommodation which could be included, and if there are any changes to the services listed.
Rob Perry has written an article for our website about choosing a care home for his mother who was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in her early 50s. You can read it here.