Hi Well, me again, Happy New Year to you all! Have just spoken to my Dad and Mum isn't feeling too great....she's got the cold...probably from me. Hope she picks up as they go away for the weekend this weekend. Anyway, my point, the nurse told Dad that generally people that are diagnosed younger deteriorate quicker than those that are diagnosed later in life. As far as I understood, each case is different and things like this can't be predicted. I'm a little annoyed as he seems to be quite upset by this....and it's also going to worry me too. In anyone's experience, do younger people deteriorate faster? It's now a year since Mum was diagnosed and while she's not the person she used to be, neither Dad or I feel that the deteroriation has been as bad as we expected (although we both know the really bad stuff will come). She's more forgetful and doesn't want to be on her own anymore (where before she was very independant). I can't explain but she's not the same, although to a lot of people they think she's fine....I'm sure you'll all know what I mean. Mum know's that she has AD and we worry that she's hiding things from us...we can't decide if it's good that she's fly enough to do that or not! Rambling, again, I'll stick with the original question...to the best of people's knowledge is she likely to deteriorate quicker than someone older? Thanks again for your continued support!