Hello there, I have posted on her once or twice before, but not regularly. I was hoping that someone may be able to offer me some support. I am 36 and my sister is 32. Our Mum and Dad are divorced, but our Dad remarried when I was 18. Last year, Joan, my Dad's wife, broke the news that Dad had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's at the age of 65 - the consultant felt that he had probably been suffering with it since he was 60. Before Christmas, Dad had some more tests - we don't really know what - and yesterday he received the report and results. He has been told that he has Frontal Temporal Lobe Dementia. From the fact sheets on this site, I gather that this isn't Alzheimer's and can have symptoms that are quite different. It also seems that this can be a genetic disorder, which is obviously quite a concern for me and my sister. Could anyone shed any further light on this condition? Has anyone got any direct experience of it? Any information or advice would be very gratefully received. Both my sister and I have been struggling to accept my Dad's diagnosis, as his memory seems quite good, although he clearly isn't a well man. We want to help him as much as we can, as we love him dearly and feel devastated by this news. However, I feel we have to face-up to the fact that he has this, and to do this we need to understand it more. I am feeling quite stunned and scared at the moment. I wish so much that I could do something for my Dad, as I know that he is terrified. Poor, poor Dad - I can't bare what is happening to him and don't want to lose him. Sorry for the self-pity. Everyone on here has clearly had to deal with so, so much.