Younger onset dementia

Support for younger onset dementia

Dementia can happen to anyone – including people under the age of 65. Often, people do not expect younger people to have dementia, so it can come with unique social, emotional and financial challenges.

For example, you or the person may be:

  • in full-time employment
  • actively raising a young family
  • financially responsible for a family
  • physically strong and healthy. 

You don’t have to navigate these challenges alone.

Dementia Australia has an online hub of useful information, resources, and support to help you live well with dementia.

Our team can share information and advice, provide emotional support and guidance, discuss government support, and connect you to support services and programs.

How to access support for younger onset dementia

The younger onset dementia hub

With the support of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), we have developed the ‘younger onset dementia hub’. 

Created in consultation with people living with younger onset dementia, it informs, educates and provides support unique to the challenges of those under 65. It also serves as a valuable resource for your family, carers and medical professionals.

Browse the younger onset dementia hub now.