Nipissing University has launched Rare Dementia Support (RDS) Canada, a support service for people diagnosed with rare or young onset dementia. The program is a sister branch of the United Kingdom-based Rare Dementia Support service. The Nipissing branch was established using a $400K grant from The Hilary & Galen Weston Foundation and will be led by Nipissing Professor of Social Work and Social Gerontology Dr Mary Pat Sullivan. “There is a significant gap in supports available for people living with a rarer or young onset dementia,” said Sullivan. “RDS Canada will help narrow this gap for people living in Canada by connecting them with the information about their disease, resources and practitioners to support their wellbeing.” Nipissing| North Bay Nugget| CTV News Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.