Hello, my Grandad who I'm really close with is currently in the early stages of being diagnosed with dementia. I am heartbroken as he has already not recognized me and forgotten my name which I know is something I am going to have to come to terms with but I'm finding incredibly difficult as he is a massive part of my life. As much as this is already hard to deal with when trying to talk to my Dad about this for support (my Grandad isn't on his side of the family so it isn't his Dad) he straight away said I can't see why you're surprised by this he's 84 you should've expected it and it's very common showing no sympathy at all to the situation and what myself and my Mum (they are divorced) who is now going to be his carer giving up her job are now going through. He hasn't been in touch since as I was so shocked and upset at what he had said when I told him I was so down and depressed about what was happening. Now the way my Dad has made me feel is even worse as I feel like I can't talk to anyone about how I'm feeling as it's made me feel like it's not valid and that I shouldn't be upset but my Grandad has never had any health issues before it's a massive shock for me and I'm very fearful for what's next. I don't know what I'm wanting to hear back from this maybe if you've been in a similar situation with a family member not supporting how to deal with this at the moment I can't stop thinking about it and having bad dreams about it just want it to stop??