Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Young Onset Dementia

Young Onset Dementia Dementia is often seen as a condition affecting our older population but in fact dementia can affect anyone at any age. Throughout the UK it is estimated that there are over 40,000 people below the age of 65 living with dementia.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have developed a specialist Young Onset Dementia Pathway to ensure people under the age of 65 years with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of dementia have access to timely assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support.

Our Young Onset Dementia Pathway is based within our directorate of Mental Health Services for Older People, so that our service users have access to a range of dementia services after their diagnosis. Our pathway covers the areas of Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire County and Bassetlaw.

Our aim is to help people living with a diagnosis of young onset dementia to remain active and well in community and this begins with access to timely diagnosis.

Our Young Onset Dementia pathway provides a specialist assessment and diagnostic service with access to a range of clinicians and investigations, such as brain imaging, for people with suspected dementia.

If a diagnosis of dementia is confirmed, we will work with the person and their families to develop a care plan to help manage symptoms and maintain activity and wellbeing in the community. This care plan may include any of the following depending on the persons and families ongoing care needs.

  • Advice and information on diagnosis and support available
  • Medication (if appropriate)
  • Onward referral to our Therapeutic Intervention Service for post diagnostic treatment and peer support
  • Onward referral to other services across the dementia pathway such as our Community Mental Health Teams or Intensive Home Treatment Teams

Signposting or onward referral to social care or voluntary organisations such as the Alzheimer’s Society, Tuvida (carers support organisation).

Accessing our services

To use our service, you will need to be referred by your GP or a mental health professional.

Patients are usually seen in clinics or day service facilities, however home based assessment or treatment can be arranged if it is needed.

Find out more:

Service opening hours

Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Contact and find us

Young Onset Dementia
General Management Suite
76 Portland Street
Kirkby in Ashfield
NG17 7AG

Tel: 0115 956 0884


Help in a crisis

Outside of office hours please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency attend your local accident and emergency (A&E) department.

Support groups

There are support groups for people under 65 with dementia, as well as their carers and families, across the county. We can signpost you to support in your local area. The Alzheimer’s Society or Tuvida can also advise you on local support.

For more information, please contact us on 0115 956 0884.

Information for health professionals

To refer a patient to the service please refer via the persons GP.  Referrals can be sent to the services central email address  or a referral letter can be sent by post to address below:

Young Onset Dementia
General Management Suite
76 Portland Street
Kirkby in Ashfield
NG17 7AG

Tel: 0115 956 0884



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