The dementia Australia NSW blog *Younger Onset Dementia and ME*

*The dementia Australia NSW blog *Younger Onset Dementia and ME* is a place for people to connect with others, to get information and helpful suggestions.

A diagnosis of younger onset dementia can be very isolating. You may have received a diagnosis, be someone who is caring for a family member, or you may have a mum or dad with younger onset dementia. You are not alone. The National Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program provides individualised information and support to improve the quality of life for people with younger onset dementia and also see NSW - Younger Onset Dementia . For more information contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers

Frontotemporal disorders are a common cause of dementia in people under age 65. Understanding these little-known conditions can help people with the disorders, their families, and other caregivers know what to expect and how to cope with the challenges that arise. The resources below are useful guides to medical, family, long-term care, and other issues.
This booklet from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) describes the three types of frontotemporal disorders—behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia, primary progressive aphasia, and related movement disorders—as well as their causes, diagnosis, and common symptoms. Information and advice for caregivers and a list of resources are included.