Dementia News has reported on a new study from the UK, which has found that for a number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease before the age of 65 they will more often have difficulties with judgement, language and/or visual and spatial awareness, than memory loss.
The study analysed the ages and symptoms of more than 7800 people in the US National Alzheimer Coordinating Centre database with results published in the Journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
The results suggest a need for a greater awareness of the different symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease and the CEO of Alzheimer’s Australia, Carol Bennett said the results once again reiterated that younger people with a diagnosis of dementia have specific requirements.
For more information about the symptoms of dementia, general advice and support phone the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 during business hours Monday to Friday.
I have early on set dementia