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Please note the National Dementia Helpline will be open as usual this Saturday and Sunday, but closed on bank holiday Monday (25 August). It will re-open on Tuesday 26 August at 9am.

Visit Talking Point, our online forum, for 24 hour help and support.

Younger people with dementia

The symptoms of dementia may be similar regardless of a person's age, but younger people may have different needs, and require some different support.

In general, younger people with dementia are more likely to:

  • be in work at the time of diagnosis
  • have a partner who still works
  • have dependent children
  • have ageing parents who they need to care for
  • be more physically fit and active
  • have heavy financial commitments, such as a mortgage
  • have a rarer form of dementia.

The information in these pages is designed for younger people with dementia, their families and their carers.


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