YouQuest improves quality of life for people with young-onset dementia and their care partners through practical daytime support in a public recreation setting. YouQuest is a rehabilitative intervention for a terminal diagnosis that typically leads to inertia and isolation.
Participants define their needs and decide how to spend their day.
Participants have an inviting place to engage in meaningful activities co-planned with recreation therapists and volunteers.
Care partners have peace of mind and a full day to maintain work, family life and their own health.
Fosters public understanding of the unique needs of people with young-onset dementia in an established community environment.
Builds social connections, supports autonomy and independence in a meaningful role without the stigma of dementia.
Keeps families together, delaying person’s relocation to long-term care facilities incompatible with their age and cognitive abilities.
Cost-efficient and Scalable
YouQuest is designed to expand into other urban, rural and remote communities by utilizing existing recreation facilities.