Early onset dementia: A narrative review of the literature

Green, Theresa & Kleissen, Tessa (2013) Early onset dementia: A narrative review of the literature. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 27(1), pp. 1-28.

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Over the past forty years, significant research has been conducted on the epidemiology of late onset dementia. Less is known however, about the prevalence, incidence and burden of illness of early onset dementia (occurring prior to 65 years of age). The purpose of this narrative review is to examine existing literature regarding the experiences and implications of living with early onset dementia for patients, caregivers, and family members. The following questions were addressed:

(1) What is the impact of early onset dementia on patients, families and carers? and;

(2) What are the needs of patients with early onset dementia and their family and carers? Key findings form this review are presented.

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ID Code: 85188
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: onset dementia, caregivers, family members, needs of patients
ISSN: 0971-4189
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Indian Gerontological Association
Deposited On: 08 Jul 2015 23:06
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2015 03:26

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