My mum whos 48 has been diagnosed with dementia today after years of memory issue. Im 16 and ive never truly know life with what is known as being a proper mum as my mum has shown the signs of dementia for almost as long as i can remember but the blow has been one of the hardest things ive ever had to deal with in my life yet. Im terrified of what the future holds not only for my mum by myself and my family as at one point my dad will have to give up work to care for my mum when she can no longer do it herself as well the fact that eventually she will forget who i am. I feel like this is an illness people who are adults have to deal with, not something a 16 year old needs to deal with like my issues should be around my education and which boys fancy me not having a mum with dementia. Is there someone out there who can relate to me, just so that i dont feel so alone because i know of no one else my age or close to my age who is dealing with something like this.