I'm suffering from depression too. My dad was diagnosed with early onset FTD in the summer of 2014 and the diagnosis was a long time coming; he had been having appointments at the memory clinic as early as 2011 and probably had dementia for at least 3 years before that.ing
The start of 2014 saw a very sharp decline, he had to stop work and staying home alone for even short periods of time was a bad idea. Work patterns had to change for all of us.
Like some of you have mentioned, my mum was dreading her retirement.
After my mum's death a couple of years ago my dad really deteriorated quickly and needed constant supervision. Being in my twenties it's been hard to give up on things I thought I might have been otherwise doing, career, relationships, family etc. Being selfish, I feel as though I've lost a lot of time, time that I can never get back.
Between my mum's death and my dad's dementia, depression has hit me very hard. I naïvely thought I'd feel much better once my dad moved into full time care earlier in the year. Though deep down I know this isn't how even situational depression works. I guess I'm due another trip to the doctors.