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Chapter 8 - Needs of People with Young-Onset Dementia

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 June 2021

Juanita Hoe
Affiliation:
City, University of London
Martin Orrell
Affiliation:
University of Nottingham
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In the past decade, there has been a growing interest among policymakers, researchers and clinicians in individuals living with dementia at a young age. However, no consensus currently exists about what age should actually be considered young.1 In recent literature addressing the specific issues that younger people living with dementia encounter, often the age of 65 is used as the cut-off age to distinguish younger individuals from those living with dementia at an older age.

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