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Young onset dementia

Information and resources about young onset dementia, where symptoms develop before the age of 65.

    Dementia is considered ‘young onset’ where symptoms develop under the age of 65. There are estimated to be 70,800 people living with young onset dementia in the UK. We understand the different impact that dementia in mid-life has on the person, their family and their future and why specialist information and support is needed.

    Our young onset dementia section contains information about symptoms, getting a diagnosis and how to live with the condition as well as a database of age-appropriate support across the UK. Our Helpline and virtual clinics also offer specialist advice and information around young onset dementia.

    Dementia UK hosts the Young Dementia Network, an online influencing community of people who are passionate about improving the lives of people affected by young onset dementia.