The Melbourne Young Onset Dementia service (MYOD) is a specialised statewide service which offers comprehensive assessment and follow up for young people with dementia. MYOD has developed from over 20 years of collective expertise in the diagnosis and management of Young Onset Dementia. All investigations required, such as specialised metabolic and genetic testing, functional and anatomic neuroimaging are available.

In conjunction with the Neuropsychiatry Unit these evaluations can be offered in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Ongoing monitoring of symptoms, family support and education is also part of the MYOD service’s role. MYOD has close links with important service providers and community supports such as Alzheimer’s Victoria, North-Western Aged Care Assessment Services, Huntington's Victoria and community service providers.

MYOD is also involved in a variety of educational roles across a number of settings. This ranges from introducing the topic of Younger Onset Dementia to a range of professionals in the public and private sectors, to providing educational sessions to younger people living with dementia and their families.

MYOD is also involved in a number of research initiatives ranging from the neuroscience of disorders such as frontotemporal dementia (FTD) to investigating how to effectively support families living with younger onset dementia.