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Young onset dementia: how to spot symptoms and tailor care

People under 65 with dementia can struggle to get a diagnosis and appropriate care, making greater awareness among nurses – even dementia specialists – vital

People under 65 with dementia can struggle to get a diagnosis and appropriate care, making greater awareness among nurses – even dementia specialists – vital

  • Dementia is not always readily recognised in people under the age of 65
  • It involves much more than memory loss – find out about symptoms of young onset dementia you might not be expecting
  • A leading nurse whose husband received a diagnosis in his fifties explains why she believes families need support to deal with anticipatory grief

Dementia is usually perceived as a condition of older people, but can also affect those in middle age or even younger.

Recent research suggests

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