My mum has not been diagnosed with Frontotemporal dementia but having done some research am almost convinced that she has some form of the disease. Over the last 4 months i have noticed some significant changes in her. She has developed a fear of social situations and phobias of things she has never had before. Which in turn has caused her a lot of anxiety which has made her withdrawn, lack of interest and taken to spending a lot of time in her bedroom, reading books and watching TV. She has always been outgoing, loved socialising and always wanted to be out and about. She visited the doctor and has been prescribed Citalopram and since taking them has shown an improvement she is at least meeting up with friends and looking forward to our holiday. I have noticed at times she has an angered expression on her face and is aggressive in her tone when talking in normal conversation. She has also started bringing up things from when I was a child and talking to me as if I'm a child. Again very unlike her. I also noticed that when she was writing some instructions for her new phone she made some simple spelling mistakes, she has never had a problem with spelling. She has also changed the way she signs her signature. She also got confused about my husbands car saying that it was a 2 seater. He did have a car like this but it was maybe 10 years ago or more. She has made some other strange comments. Has anybody else ever experienced symptoms like this with someone they know of this type of dementia? Is this early symptoms? Is their benefits of an early diagnosis?