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Young-onset dementia

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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Anything is possible

From the December / January 2018 issue of our magazine, we hear from a woman who is defying expectations following her dementia diagnosis
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