People under the age of 65 that are diagnosed with dementia are often described as having ‘Young Onset Dementia’. Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can raise many questions and concerns. While the symptoms of dementia may be similar across the ages, the needs for people diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia are often more complex and may require different support from those over 65. Further information is available on the National Programs for Younger People page.
Counselling, information and education can positively influence future outcomes and improve the quality of life for people with Young Onset Dementia and their carers/support people.