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 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
Fax: (03) 9342 8483