Young Onset Dementia

When the symptoms of dementia start before the age of 65, it is known as young onset dementia. In fact, 16,000 Canadians under the age of 65 are living with young onset dementia. While the diagnosis of dementia can be difficult for anyone, young onset dementia comes with its own unique set of challenges when the individual is in their 40s or 50s, such as that they are still working, have dependent children and have major financial commitments.

If you have been diagnosed with young onset dementia, it’s important that you plan ahead, reassure your loved ones and communicate with your health team regularly.