An early warning
Younger onset dementia is pragmatically defined by the onset of symptoms before the age of 65.
Based on anecdotal reports, there appears to have been a recent increase in the number of younger people diagnosed with the condition.
In Australia, there is a lack of published data on the prevalence of dementia within younger age groups, and all Australian estimates are currently based on UK research.1,2
This research found that more than 70% of people with younger onset dementia first experienced symptoms in their 50s or 60s. In rare