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.
- Younger people with dementia factsheet
Information about the types of dementia that can occur in younger people, diagnosis, specialist services and support.
- Talking Point, online forum - Younger people with dementia
Our online forum, Talking Point has an area specifically for younger people with dementia.
- Regional interest groups for younger people with dementia
There are a number of regional interest groups/forums for younger people with dementia. The groups provide an opportunity mainly for professionals and carers to meet and share ideas and discuss issues relating to services for younger people within their region and nationally.