Training Understanding young onset and rare dementias This session is facilitated by Mandy Haines. Mandy qualified as a mental health nurse in 1981, going to work with older people and those with dementia. In 2012 Mandy joined the Cognitive Disorders Service at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery looking after those with young onset and rare dementias. Mandy learnt extensively from talking to patients and carers in this role. It has given her great insight into the challenges of living with many types of dementia. The learning outcomes of this session are: To learn about types and symptoms of rare dementias To develop an understanding of the needs of those living with rare dementias To learn what help and support is available for those living with rare dementia and recognise gaps in services To gain an overview of the unique challenges faced by those living with Young Onset Dementia If you are interested in this training and would like some more information please call 01474 533990 and request to speak to Debbie Howard.