I'm relatively new to this forum but am glad I found it! I am 47 years old and have had FTD for at least 7 years now. I live in the US and have noticed that FTD seems to be better known in the UK and Europe and I have to explain to my doctors and others what FTD is and how it affects me. I think I have been lucky in that I have been able to live a somewhat normal but albeit fractured life so far but I am starting to feel that the disease is starting to progress faster than before. I find it more and more difficult to explain how I am feeling to my family and doctors and even to myself sometimes. I think the worst part of FTD is I am better able to identify what is happening to me!!!