Many people think of dementia as an illness that occurs in the later stages of ageing. While less common, dementia can also be experienced by people under the age of 65 and is often referred to as ‘younger onset dementia’. Currently there are thought to be about 2,500 people in WA who are under the age of 65 and living with dementia. Some of these people may be in their 30’s, 40’s or 50’s.
We understand that receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be challenging at any age, however things can be more complex for a younger person. Particularly if you are still fit and active, working, paying a mortgage or looking after a young family.
Alzheimer’s WA has a specialist team and range of services developed specifically to support you if you are living with younger onset dementia. Our experts can offer advice and a range of unique services for people living with dementia who are under the age of 65. We can also provide support and assistance to people receiving the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Click the links below to learn more about each program.