The Alzheimer's Project
view it online now!
Check out this great
SUMMER CAMP for teens
of young-onset dementia families
“I feel like a broken toy, and I think
differently than I did before. I use denial of some difficulties
to make it through my days. I hope some day to accept my
difficulties and keep my dignity”.
Journal Entry by Rick
Moisan (age 52), August 2002, living with dementia.
Young Dementia is
dedicated to exploring and supporting the unique needs of individuals living with early-onset dementia
or “young dementia”. While
symptoms are similar at any age, the differences between
younger people (under age 65, for example) and the more typical older
age for dementia can be significant:
- Active employment at the time of
dementia vs. retirement (more...)
- Caring for young children in the
relationship with adult children (more...)
- Navigating the health care system
appropriate treatment vs. geriatric care (more...)
- Significant/growing financial
responsibilities vs. more stable financial responsibilities (more...)
- Spouse/partner who is working vs.
spouse/partner who may be able to provide full-time care (more...)
Read more about these differences …
Learn more about conditions and
diseases that result in
Young Onset Dementia:
The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias
Lewy Body Dementia
Lewy Body Dementia Assoc.
Other specific diagonoses: Huntington's Disease, ALS, Atypical
Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, CADASIL
This Week …
IN THE NEWS
Stories about Young-Onset Dementia
Mary Anne’s Story – A “Young Caregiver’s”
knew Rick had CADASIL (a degenerative vascular disease that causes
small strokes in the brain resulting in dementia), so it was not a
total shock when he got lost driving home from the grocery store.
Though I have to admit, calling the police and explaining that you’re
worried about your husband who has dementia is not the conversation I
ever thought I would be having at age 40. Reality was sinking in. To
read more, click here…
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This project was supported, in part, by a grant, number 90AZ2359, from
the Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services,
Washington, DC, and by the Office of Elder Services, DHHS, State of
Maine. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are
encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of
view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official
Administration on Aging or State of Maine policy.