Dementia Web - Dementia Information Resource for Oxfordshire

DementiaWeb - Dementia Information Resource for Oxfordshire

Younger People with Dementia

Younger People with Dementia Introduction

Dementia is more common in older people. Of about 750,000 people in the UK who have dementia, only around 18,500 people are under the age of 65. When we talk about Younger People with Dementia we mean people who experience dementia when they are under the age of 65. The pathway for a diagnosis of young onset dementia in Oxfordshire is illustrated in the attached pdf diagram

Whilst many of the issues faced when someone has dementia are the same whatever the person's age, there are also additional challenges that younger people with dementia may face. These issues have been broken down into the areas shown in the Mind Map below. Click on a bubble to go to the desired topic.

Younger People with Dementia Map - click a bubble to get more information on that topic
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Use the Mind Map above to help locate the areas about which you want information. Click the bubbles to take you to the desired topic. For more information about using the Dementia Web site go to Help. : funded and managed by Guideposts with support from the Big Lottery Fund