Open Access Research Article

Early Onset Dementia (EOD) and its Impact on Employment of Young Adults

Oyindrila Basu

Researcher/Student of Mental Health and Religious Literacy, Harvard Divinity School, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: September 20, 2019;  Published Date: September 24, 2019


Dementia is a collective term for diseases related to receding memory, recalling problem, analysis and decisive incapability with reference to remembrance. A progressing stage of Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed as dementia, a brain functioning issue commonly described as memory loss. This happens mostly in people over 65 years of age. However, in recent times, dementia is observed in adults below the age of 65 too. Those showing signs of memory dysfunction between ages 40 and 60 are believed to have Early Onset Dementia or EOD. The major impacts of EOD are seen in their work-life balance, social and professional stigma, loss of employment and difficulty in getting new employment. This research focuses on the reasons of EOD, how it affects the lives of the adults suffering through it in middle age and how it can be properly diagnosed and treated. For this objective, the research surveys and analyses different social reports, statistical studies and medical factors; also, the research performs a real-life quantitative survey on a population 100 individuals suffering from EOD, and records their responses regarding effect on employment, personal life and overall life skills, due to dementia.

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