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Royal Melbourne introduces young onset dementia telehealth program

Young-onset dementia (YOD) affects around 25,000 Australians. This accounts for about 10 per cent of all people with dementia. The launch of telehealth to help diagnose and provide ongoing care is a breakthrough for those suffering the condition- particularly those in remote and regional areas. Professor Dennis Velakoulis, Director of the Neuropsychiatry unit at The Royal Melbourne Hospital said on average, people with YOD experience delay in diagnosis of up to 5 years, and have frequently seen numerous medical specialists prior to getting a referral. Read more here .