Younger Onset Dementia

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.

Useful websites:

Rare Dementia Support (RDS):

Dementia UK: Younger Onset Dementia

Dementia Australia: Younger Onset Dementia

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