My husband who is only 48 years old received a diagnosis of young onset dementia last week from an excellent and very sensitive consultant. We have a 7 year old daughter and whilst I feel devastated it didn't come as a complete shock because of our increasing difficulties over the last three years. One of the hardest parts I am coping with is my husband's indifference to and frequent lack of interest in our daughter which I know he sadly cannot help. Our daughter seems to be coping quite well and is talking to me and other family members about her father's illness. I have felt that being honest with her from the outset was a better way to explain what is happening but at a level to suit her age. I am making sure that I spend quality time with her and I am trying hard to keep her life and activities as uninterrupted as possible. Has anyone experience of caring for a husband who is ill and a young child at the same time and could offer any advice. Many thanks.