Treatment for people with young-onset dementia

Dementia cannot be cured yet, but there are treatments and support that can help someone live well with the condition. This page looks at the different types of treatments that can help someone with their symptoms. 

Young onset-dementia treatment

There is currently no cure for dementia. However, there are treatments and support services that can help someone with the condition. These include drug and non-drug treatments, support, activities, information and advice.

Treatments that don’t involve drugs are also available. These may include talking therapies to help with depression or anxiety, and different forms of treatment (such as cognitive stimulation therapy) to help with some of the symptoms the person has.

Some younger people with dementia may find counselling helps them to come to terms with their diagnosis. The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy can help with finding a suitable counsellor (see Young-onset dementia - more resources).

Non-drug treatments may also help with changes in a person’s behaviour – see Changes in behaviour. Staying healthy and active can help a person to live well with dementia. This includes keeping physically active, eating a balanced diet, drinking alcohol within the recommended limits and not smoking.

Staying healthy

Read more about the adjustments that can be made to the person's lifestyle or environment in order to boost their health.

Staying healthy