Dementia Types

Early-Onset Dementia

Overview

Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (EOAD) usually occurs in persons prior to age 65. Up to 5% of the over five million people living with Alzheimer’s are diagnosed in their 30s, 40s and 50s.

 

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COMMON WARNING SIGNS

  • Memory loss
  • Trouble planning or organizing
  • Difficulty with recognition
  • Increased anxiety
  • Wandering

What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease?

Approximately 13% of all early-onset Alzheimer’s disease cases are hereditary. On average, the duration for this form of dementia ranges anywhere from three to 20 years. Symptoms for this form of dementia manifest at work or home and are often ignored or attributed to another factor because of the person’s young age. Symptoms include impaired ability to learn, re-learn, recall, plan, organize or sequence. They may also have an inability to identify and recognize.  Personality and behavioral symptoms include anxiety and wandering. 

How Can We Help?

For persons living with EOAD, Arden Courts utilizes programming concentrating on their interests and abilities which gives flexibility and independence. Lifestyle programming is used to devise a strategy to keep individuals living with EOAD engaged and socialized. Small groups with like interests and hobbies are introduced to create a sense of belonging and community.

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