Written by Active Minds on Thursday the 22nd of December 2016.
People with dementia whose symptoms began before the age of 65 are usually described as having young-onset dementia. There are many signs of early-onset dementia and the symptoms of dementia may be similar regardless of a person’s age, however younger people often have different needs and require some different support.
Symptoms of early-onset dementia can include:
Recognising these symptoms is vital in getting the right diagnosis. The impact of young-onset dementia can be significant – people are often working and may have young families. For details of organisations that can offer support and advice, visit http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/ or you can also ask your doctor.