Improving Care for Populations Disproportionally Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. People with Younger-Onset Dementia


An estimated 250,000 adults have younger-onset dementia, characterized by onset of symptoms prior to age 65. In addition to the challenges faced by older people with dementia, people with younger-onset may lose their job and their health insurance coverage due to dementia symptoms. They often have difficulty obtaining a timely and accurate diagnosis, support services, and income support through disability payments.2

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