Young Onset Dementia

Ashwin V. Venkataraman, Richard J. Perry, Paresh A. Malhotra

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Young onset dementia (YOD) is an important and under-recognised condition occurring before the age of 65. There are considerable delays to diagnosis, and specific challenges that relate to this working age cohort. This review discusses the background and epidemiology of YOD, highlighting important contrasts with later onset dementia. We outline a structured diagnostic approach to investigating common and rarer causes, alongside multi-disciplinary management specific to this unique and challenging population.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationReference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-809324-5
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Young onset dementia
  • Early onset dementia
  • YOD
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Dementia with lewy bodies
  • Dementia diagnosis

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