Younger onset dementia
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 50’s, 40’s or even your 30’s. This section provides information that will help people to understand their symptoms and plan for the future.
This page discusses younger onset dementia, sometimes called early onset dementia. It emphasises the importance of a correct diagnosis and some aspects of caring for someone with 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. This page discusses the importance of early planning and some ways to plan ahead. It also lists people and organisations that can help.
If a person with younger onset dementia is still employed, decisions will have to be made about eventual changes to their work life. This page discusses ways that family and friends can help them plan ahead and make these decisions.
Outlined below are the different services available for people with younger onset dementia and their carers. These include specialised dementia services, health and home support services.
Younger Onset Dementia Tip Sheets provide simple ideas to assist in the support of people under the age of 65 years and their families and carers. The sheets draw on the combined experience of clinicians, Alzheimer's Australia professionals, people living with dementia and carers.
Websites & links, books, audio visual resources, journal articles, news stories plus Alzheimer's Australia's publications.