Younger onset dementia or early onset dementia refers to dementia which first emerges before a person reaches the age of 65. Younger onset dementia can occur in your 50s, 40s or even your 30s. This information will help people to understand their symptoms and plan for the future.
Early or younger onset dementia
Emphasis on the importance of a correct diagnosis and some aspects of caring for someone with younger onset dementia.
Early planning and younger onset dementia
Planning for the future can make it much easier for both the person with younger onset dementia and their family and carers to manage their financial and legal affairs. Discussion about the importance of early planning and some ways to plan ahead. It also lists people and organisations that can help.
Employment and younger onset dementia
If a person with younger onset dementia is still employed, decisions will have to be made about eventual changes to their work life. Discussion about ways that family and friends can help them plan ahead and make these decisions. There are different services available for people with younger onset dementia and their carers, which include specialised dementia services, health and home support services.