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    At what age can I develop early onset dementia?

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    Dr Gail Jamieson

    Geriatrician (Aged Care Specialist)

    GeriatricianSPECIAL INTERESTS Dementia (including behavioural and psychological symptoms), capacity assessments, advanced care planning, comprehensive geriatric assessments, medication rationalisation, and community care. View Profile

     Rarely dementia can develop in mid the forties, this usually occurs with specific types of dementia, such as fronto-temporal, or dementia associated with other disease such as Down Syndrome, Huntington's disease, alcohol related, or HIV associated, but it can occur in Alzheimer's disease.  In general the prevalence of dementia increases with age from ages 65 to 90

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