Young onset dementia infographics

Downloadable infographics sharing information, facts and figures about young onset dementia.

We have created a series of infographics sharing a range of information and facts and figures about young onset dementia. Please feel free to use these graphics in your presentations and social media posts to help raise awareness of young onset dementia.

Prevalence and diagnosis
  • Dementia is described as ‘young onset’ when symptoms develop before the age of 65 – download here
  • A recent study suggests there is a ‘hidden population’ of 70,800 people with young onset dementia in the UK – download here
  • On average a person may see between two and five consultants before a young onset dementia diagnosis is made – download here
  • The average time for a dementia diagnosis is 4.4 years in younger people compared to 2.2 years for people aged over 65 – download here
  • Prevalence rates for young onset dementia in Black and minority ethnic communities are higher than for the population as a whole – download here
  • People with a learning disability are at greater risk of developing dementia at a younger age – download here
  • People who are under 65 are more likely to develop a genetically inherited form or rarer form of dementia – download here
Symptoms 
  • Although younger people with dementia experience similar symptoms to older people, the impact on their lives is significantly different – download here
  • The first symptoms of young onset dementia may not be memory loss – vision, speech and behaviour can also be affected – download here
  • Early symptoms of young onset dementia are often attributed to stress, anxiety, depression and menopause -download here
Differences compared to late onset dementia
  • Younger people with dementia often have children to care for and dependent parents too – download here
  • Younger people with dementia are more likely to be working when they are diagnosed and have significant financial commitments such as a mortgage – download here