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Commentary on: Scott TL, Rooney D, Liddle J, et al. A qualitative study exploring the experiences and needs of people living with young onset dementia related to driving cessation: 'It’s like you get your legs cut off' Age Ageing. 2023;52(7):afad109. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afad109.
Implications for practice and research
There are gaps in service needs in the area of driving such as providing accessible information, other options for transportation and how to support social involvement and maintain role, identity and independence.
Further research is needed to address these gaps to provide more holistic support for people living with young-onset dementia and their families.
As well as a wide range of aetiologies and presentations, young-onset dementia (YOD) is distinctly different to older-onset dementia in terms of the psychosocial effects on the family and individual, in lieu …
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