Hi I haven't posted for a while but have been reading the other posts. Is anyone out there dealing with a husband in their 40's. David seems to be progressing very fast. A year ago he was still working and travelling with his job overseas. Now he has very few independant thoughts and no conversation, just automated responses to a few things he sees. A child or a picture of a child will create a response about our own daughter - usually that he has a daughter and she bounces a lot. He still will eat anything that is left out but the apathy is so great that he no longer looks for food, not even opening the fridge to take things out. Some evening he is so exhausted that he finds it difficult to eat and he has started to lose weight. David spends the majority of the day and night sleeping - the least activity makes him tired after getting up he gets the newspaper and a bar of chocolate from the local shop comes home for breakfast then he goes back to sleep - most mornings he is snoring by the time I go to work at 8;30. He is still mobile but some days his leg is strange - one of them doesn't seem to bend. He is still able to wash & dress - shaving is becoming difficult and he no longer bathes every day - he doesn't like water on his head or face so will not wash his hair. He puts on whatever I leave out for him - so I can keep him clean. He has also lost his aim in toileting and it is more luck than jugment. Ther also seems to be an issue in wiping as the bedsheets keep getting smear marks. The memory is still pretty good but the deterioration on the scan was shown to be mainly in the frontal lobes, but he is forgetting friends, asking his best man how many children he has, and not knowing which good friends knew each other. Is this fast?