What support is available?
This is very variable throughout the UK.
“In areas where there are specialist young onset dementia teams, the family should be referred to these services post-diagnosis,” explains Dementia UK.
“Where specialist young onset dementia services don’t exist, often families report that they feel lost in the system, with GP follow up and interventions only available in a crisis.”
The charity continued: “Alternatively, the person with FTD may be referred to older age services, and although they might have experience in working with dementia they often do not have the specialist knowledge and skills regarding FTD that the family need.