What are the specific problems of dementia in younger people?
When a younger person has dementia, there may be more adjustments that need to be made for both them and their family. For instance, they may still be supporting their family, carving out a career or have significant financial commitments such as a mortgage. While the symptoms of dementia in younger people are the same as in older people, emotional and physical responses vary a lot. They may feel more anger and frustration, or may find it harder to come to terms with their reduced ability to take part in the active management of day-to-day tasks. They may also lose their job or role within the family, whilst still remaining physically fit.