Younger onset dementia
The term "younger onset dementia" is usually used to describe any form of dementia diagnosed in people under the age of 65. This section emphasises the importance of a correct diagnosis and some aspects of caring for someone with younger onset dementia.
7.1 What is younger onset dementia?
This Help Sheet 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.
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7.2 Early planning
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 Help Sheet discusses the importance of early planning and some ways to plan ahead. It also lists people and organisations that can help.
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7.3 Next steps
This Help Sheet sheet describes the different services available for people with younger onset dementia and their family and carers. These include specialised dementia services, health and home support services.
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If a person with younger onset dementia is still employed, decisions will have to be made about eventual changes to their work life. This Help Sheet discusses ways that family and friends can help them plan ahead and make these decisions.
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