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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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