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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.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

for the healthcare professional : Dementia – The international journal of social research and practice Dementia ; September 2016; 15 (5)

Couples' experiences with early-onset dementia: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of dyadic dynamics

Pp.  15: 1082-1099,


Objective The growing interest in early-onset dementia has attracted attention to the situation and experiences of the caregiver, most often the spouse.

Several qualitative studies on caregiving spouses have underlined the importance of the feeling of loss, the change of role reported by the caregiving spouses, and the strategies used to protect the person with dementia, all of which raise the question of the relational dynamics at play in these dyads.

Results … showing that control over symptoms gradually leads to deterioration of marital interactions and to the components of marital dissolution.

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