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Young Onset Dementia

Young Onset Dementia

A Guide to Recognition, Diagnosis, and Supporting Individuals with Dementia and Their Families

Hilda Hayo, Alison Ward, and Jacqueline Parkes. Foreword by Wendy Mitchell

Quick Overview

Highlighting the importance of timely recognition and diagnosis of young onset dementia, this book considers the interventions, services and support available to individuals and their families, with practical steps for improving practice. Lived experiences of people with young onset dementia are included alongside learning points.
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Paperback / softback
2018, 8.58in x 6.89in / 218mm x 175mm, 192pp
ISBN: 9781785921179
2018, ePUB, 192pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-383-3
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Providing key information and insight into the experiences of people living with a diagnosis of young onset dementia, this book will increase the knowledge and skills of health and social care professionals in the early recognition, diagnosis and support of young people with dementia and their families.

The book explores the experiences of people living with a diagnosis of young onset dementia through detailed case studies, and gives learning points to implement in practice for the better provision of appropriate support and care. It explains the need for adapting services which are often designed for older people, and how the complicated diagnostic process can lead to misdiagnosis among younger people. Key issues are considered, including at-risk groups, work and dealing with potential loss of employment, changes in personal and family relationships, readjusting life expectations and plans, and social isolation.


'A significant addition which critically and constructively examines the key issues around Young Onset Dementia through lived and professional experience. Based upon knowledge being empowering this book will enhance the body of knowledge and help the movement towards greater support and understanding. I totally commend it to all interested in the subject.'
- Keith Oliver, Alzheimer's Society Ambassador and KMPT Dementia Envoy