Younger onset dementia

Support for younger onset dementia 

Dementia can happen to anyone - including people under the age of 65. Younger onset dementia poses complex social, emotional and financial challenges, as a person may be:

  • In full-time employment
  • Actively raising a young family
  • Financially responsible for a family
  • Physically strong and healthy.
  • For these reasons, it’s important to be aware what support is available to you.

How to access support for younger onset dementia

Dementia Australia is here to help – both now and in the long run.
Dementia can happen to anyone - including people under the age of 65. Younger onset dementia poses complex social, emotional and financial challenges, as a person may be:

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.

NDIS support coordination

Dementia Australia is a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered service provider. That means if you have younger onset dementia and need support coordinating services under your NDIS plan, we can help.

We’ll connect you with community, government and private providers. We’ll also help you negotiate services and how much they will cost.

To find out more, call us via the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.