Young Onset Dementia

Course Date Course Time Location   To Book online
6th May 2020 09.30 - 16.30 London Click here
24th September 2020 09.30 - 16.30 Oldbury Click here

The course fee is £75 per delegate.

To book and pay on-line please click on the link above. If you would like to receive an invoice please complete our booking form and send to 

We offer discount for family carers, to take advantage of this special offer, please contact or call 0845 257 2250


This one-day course is for people who already have an understanding of dementia and how it affects individuals. Come and gain a greater understanding of the impact on a younger person diagnosed with dementia and their family, and learn to provide appropriate support.

Course Aim:
This one-day course aims to explore and identify the social care needs of younger people with dementia and their families.
By the end of this training day participants will be able to:
  • Describe the experience of dementia for the person with the diagnosis and their family
  • Explain the social care needs of a younger person with dementia
  • List the social care needs of the family of a younger person with dementia
  • Describe a range of different approaches and activities that can be used when working with a younger person with dementia
  • Explain the purpose of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Provide a list of a variety of organisations that can assist with practical, legal and financial questions that younger people with dementia and their families may face.
Trainer: Sylvia Cowleard

Sylvia has been self-employed providing training to the care sector since 2004, devising and delivering creative, interactive and experience led programmes of training to effect positive change of practice within the care setting. All activities ensure an approach that is diverse, enabling and inspiring. She has developed and delivered a dementia pathway to support the QCF Level 2 Diploma and a Level 3 Dementia Certificate on behalf of Hampshire County Council and continues to develop and deliver dementia qualification programmes of training.
In addition to delivering sessions in a training room, Sylvia has coached and mentored carers and home managers, working alongside them to ensure best practice. She has first-hand experience as a carer enabling her to relate to different perspectives of care.   
More recently Sylvia has been involved in working with people with young onset dementia and their families and has devised and delivered training specific to young onset dementia.
Sylvia has experience of working with a variety of organisations including local authorities, private and independent organisations and charities such as Hampshire County Council, London Boroughs of Lewisham and Barnet, Abbeyfield Society, Dementia Pathfinders, Support in Dementia, Sovereign Care, Signature and Dementia UK.