Hello my name is Mark, I work in Sheffield for social services in day services for adults with learning disabilities. Recently myself and a collegue have noticed an increaseing number of service users accessing our service who are displaying the symptoms of early onset dementia. We were aware of the link between early onset dementia and Downs syndrome, and put together a proposal for a Dementia specific day service in Sheffield. We are currently piloting the service for one day a week, with users from a small geographical area of Sheffield. Soon we hope to offer a city wide service 5 days a week. We have recived a lot of support from our local branch of the Alzheimers society and community health Sheffield, but we have still come across many problems. I would like to hear from anyone who has had experience of a service like this, either setting one up or accessing the service. All advice, comments, queries and help greatfully recived. Thanks in advance.