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Young onset dementia- bridging the diagnosis gap

Publication Date:

January 2019

Younger People with Dementia are incredibly proud to announce that Clinical Director, Dr Jacqui Hussey, has recently been published in the nationally circulated Journal of Dementia Care.

The dementia diagnosis rates for people over the age of 65 is around 67%, but for younger people it is less than 40 %.  There are a number of reasons for this such as more complexity involved in making a diagnosis, lower referral rates and less clear referral pathways, but also a problem with how an actual diagnosis of young onset dementia is coded for. 

The authors argue that this is an unacceptable and issue a call for radical change. The article aims to raise awareness so that the same ambition for recording diagnoses in older people is achieved for younger people with dementia.

If you’d like to find out more about the Journal of Dementia Care you can visit their website.

The article is available for purchase by entering 'Vol 27 No 1 Jan/Feb 2019 Page 16, Young onset dementia: bridging the diagnosis gap' into the form on the purchase link,

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