- Jun 24, 2020
I don't but I think is possible to get dementia in your 30s
Hello Blackrose09.I don't but I think is possible to get dementia in your 30s
Thank you so much for answering again. And sorry my attention and concentration were very bad back than to focus on what you send. So are now. But I read everything. Maybe I will come later for questions (and sorry if I do that) and maybe I won't.Hello Blackrose09.
I get the feeling that you are asking this question on behalf of yourself as I know from a previous thread that you are convinced that you have dementia. In that previous thread I provided a link to a Factsheet that detailed the diagnosis process and I wonder if you read that.
The short answer to your question is 'yes'. Indeed I have undertaken training courses relating to dementia and I recall reading that the earliest documented age at diagnosis is 14.
Having said all that, it has to be stated that you will not get a diagnosis by asking questions on an internet forum. That Factsheet I linked to you is the way to go. The diagnosis process is long and can take up to 2 years as so many alternative causes of the symptoms that are manifesting need to be ruled out before such a life changing diagnosis as dementia is considered.
Please accept the fact that your symptoms are more likely to arise from a cause other than dementia because that is the truth. Only some 5% of dementia cases in the UK relate to people under age 65 and the number of people diagnosed in their 30's and under must be so small as to be hard to find. The biggest risk factor for dementia is old age. I doubt that any doctor anywhere in the world would look at a patient in their 30's and think 'dementia', no matter how the symptoms presented themselves. That said, you are obviously concerned so should start the process with your GP. If you feel that you aren't getting the service you are due from a GP try another. If you get more than one medic telling you the same thing it may be time to listen to the medics. Try not to worry too much(I know that's easily said) and start the process with the medics.
Unfortunately yes, one of my brother's have dementia and the doctors don't know if its diabetic dementia or not because my maternal grandmother also had dementia in her late thirties. My brother has diabetes type 1 and has dementia he is in his mid 30s but it began in his early 30s. His mind is going and it's sad to see.I don't but I think is possible to get dementia in your 30s
Yeah my brother has heart disease (hypertension) as well unfortunately. They actually suspect it might be play into his dementia, especially since it went undetected for awhile because they were too focused on the diabetes. But they aren't sure because heart disease runs on my father side....and dementia runs on my mother's.It must be very painful to have a brother who suffers from this at such a young age
Yes a doctor told me diabet is a risk factor at a young age. He mentioned another risk factors as dyslipidemia, heart failure and hypertension.
Can be this too and many others. I see this person less often and only for several minutes and I don't think is affecting me anymore, or not so much it did in the past.I remember you saying you are in contact with an abusive person. Maybe they are the reason you are reacting this way.