Younger-onset dementia more common than thought

Younger-onset dementia is more common in Australia than previously thought, with alcohol abuse an increasing and often overlooked factor, new research shows.

People as young as 34 are developing dementia and some miss out on diagnosis for years as the condition is mistaken for other conditions such as MS, say researchers at UNSW.

In a study that identified 141 younger people with dementia, the researchers calculated the