The Young Dementia Network has created a young onset decision making guide for GPs.
This guide aims to support GPs in identifying the most common signs and symptoms of young onset and rarer forms of dementia. It aims to help GPs identify ‘red flags’ which suggest referral to specialist diagnostic services may be required.
• Over 42,000 people are living with young onset dementia in the UK.
• It takes on average 4.4 years for younger people to be diagnosed, twice as long as older people, delaying access to treatment and support.
• Many younger people are misdiagnosed with depression, anxiety, stress, marital issues, menopause or personality disorder.
Download the guide by visiting Young Dementia UK