23 April 2019

What is BRIGHT-YOD?

Bridging gaps in health using telepsychiatry for young onset dementia (BRIGHT-YOD) is an innovative telehealth project designed to improve access to diagnosis and care for those with possible young-onset dementia, whilst reducing costs associated with accessing specialist clinics.

BRIGHT-YOD is a collaboration between the Neuropsychiatry Unit at Royal Melbourne Hospital, NorthWestern Mental Health and Melbourne Young Onset Dementia Service. The project is funded through a Better Care Victoria Innovation Fund grant.

What can we offer through telehealth?

  • Neuropsychiatric assessment
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Primary or secondary consultations
  • Second opinions
  • Attendance at multidisciplinary meetings
  • Educational seminars
  • Involvement in carer/patient support
  • Video interpreting services available

Referral information

Referral information should include patient details, referral letter/email outlining referral question, investigation details and provider number of the referrer, as well as contact details.

Enquiries and referrals

Email: NPUReferrals@mh.org.au
Fax: (03) 9342 8483

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