Younger Onset Dementia
Younger Onset Dementia is the term used to describe a diagnosis of dementia in people under the age of 65. Like all people with dementia, younger people can experience a progressive decline in their ability to think, communicate, problem solve, and remember. However, there are additional challenges facing a younger person who is often active, may be in employment, have dependent children, and be financially responsible for the family’s income. It is also likely their care-partner will be facing changes in routine and workload as they juggle this alongside supporting a progressive diagnosis of dementia.
Rare Dementia Support (RDS): https://www.raredementiasupport.org
Dementia UK: Younger Onset Dementia https://www.dementiauk.org/about-dementia/young-onset-dementia/
Dementia Australia: Younger Onset Dementia https://yod.dementia.org.au/about-younger-onset-dementia