Journal article

A 10 year retrospective cohort study of inpatients with younger-onset dementia

Samantha M Loi, Dhamidhu Eratne, Anita MY Goh, Pierre Wibawa, Sarah Farrand, Wendy Kelso, Andrew Evans, Rosie Watson, Mark Walterfang, Dennis Velakoulis

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry | WILEY | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVES: Younger-onset dementia (YOD) refers to a dementia where symptom onset occurs when the patient is less than 65 years of age. YOD is far less common than late-onset dementia (occurring when patients are over 65 years old) and more challenging to diagnose due to its heterogeneous presentation. There have been relatively few studies describing demographic and diagnostic characteristics of patients with YOD in the community, particularly with follow-up information. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed of inpatients admitted to a tertiary neuropsychiatry service, located in metropolitan Victoria, Australia, from 2009 to 2019. Inpatients with a YOD diagnosis were identifi..

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