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Young-onset dementia

Dementia Voice: Patrick's story

Patrick is living with young onset dementia, he has taken part in a wide range of exciting activities with Alzheimer's Society. Here he shares with you how it all started.

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31 year old with dementia weds childhood sweetheart

Daniel Bradbury, who hit the headlines early this year after being diagnosed with dementia aged just 30, has wed his partner of 12 years, Jordan, surrounded by close friends and family - including their two year old twins, Lola and Jasper.

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Q and A: Pamela Roberts

From the April/May 2018 issue of Dementia together magazine, a 60 year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease answers our questions

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Book group: Somebody I used to know

From the April/May 2018 issue of Dementia together magazine, readers share their views on Wendy Mitchell's moving account of living with dementia.

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Services for people with young-onset dementia

Services for all people with dementia should try to help them maintain their day-to-day skills and develop new interests if they wish to. This page provides information on age appropriate services for younger people and help with locating them.

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Particular issues faced by younger people with dementia

The issues faced by someone with Young-onset dementia will be very different to those experienced by someone older. This page includes information on talking to children about a diagnosis, driving and any benefit entitlements. 

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Diagnosing young-onset dementia

Getting an accurate diagnosis is important but can take longer for a younger person. Read more about being referred to a specialist and genetic testing. 

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What causes young-onset dementia?

The causes of young-onset dementia are different from that in older people. The young-onset of some of the most common types of dementia are described on this page.

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Young-onset dementia

These pages explains what young-onset dementia is, including the causes and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated. 

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