Hi. My father has been diagnosed with fronto temporal dementia, just last week. He is only 55. He is in the very early stages. My family is devastated. It absolutely breaks my heart. We are in Australia. My mum is only 53, I am 24 with two slightly older brothers. I have now read of even younger cases being diagnosed, with much younger children losing one of their parents. But I still feel so cheated. Can't quite comprehend what this means for my family's future at this stage. Am glad to have found Talking Point so that I can connect with people in a similar situation. I have a question also - is FTD the same as Pick's disease? From the information I have been reading on the internet, it appears as though they are two different names for the same condition. Could anyone confirm/correct that for me please? Regards, Jess.