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Understanding Younger Onset Dementia

Younger Onset Dementia is the diagnosis of dementia before 65 years of age. Initial symptoms can be missed or diagnosed as stress or depression. Early detection can be difficult as GPs generally have few patients with younger onset dementia.

Healthy North Coast went along to see Dr Kossoff’s presentation on “Understanding Younger Onset Dementia”as part of Alzheimer’s Australia’s Quality Dementia Care Series. This presentation is practice and evidence-based and provides information on the types of dementia diagnosed in younger people and explains many characteristics of the changes that occur.

The video also features a special guest talk from someone living with Younger Onset Dementia, Vicki Noonan and her husband Graeme Noonan.

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