Young onset dementia – improving the diagnosis process for people with atypical symptoms

Our webinar in March 2023 was led by Nikki Zimmermann, Direct Support Lead, Rare Dementia Support alongside Dr Natalie Ryan, Consultant Neurologist.

The webinar focused on why specialist interventions and assessments are needed when young people present with non-memory led dementias. We discussed the importance of expert knowledge and access to further investigations within a clinical setting. Plus how accessing information and guidance at an early stage can support families throughout the whole process.

Julie, a Rare Dementia Support member living with posterior cortical atrophy, shared her views on why specialist knowledge and investigations are important when assessing and diagnosing a person with atypical symptoms.

You can view Nikki Zimmermann’s PowerPoint presentation slides here and Dr Natalie Ryan’s slides here.