Hello Everyone, I am a worried young man from rotherham, south yorkshire, i am 25 years old and i have registered on here regarding dementia. I am concerned because recently my memory does not seem as good as it used to be, sometimes i cannot even remember what i have just said and that worries and concerns me, i am a geniune person and i am geniunely worried about dementia and i hope some people on here can offer me some advice and help me out. I ask my partner sometimes about my memory etc and she has said to me that i seem the same to her as the day we first met, i am assuming that she would notice more than me if i did have dementia? or that she would notice changes in me or my personality? The thing is no-one in my family has had dementia and i have been doing some research on the internet and i have heard that it's not always older people that develop dementia, also i have read that alot of young people who get dementia develop it because of the genes in their family. My mother is 44 years old and my father is 46 years old. My mother's mum is 64 years old and my mothers father is 70 years old and they are fairly healthy. My father's mum is 71 years old and my father's dad died aged 72 from some sort of cancer. As you can see from my family history people seem to be living quite long and there has not been dementia in anyone in my family so i am wondering what the chances are that i may have/develop dementia? I would say i have an average lifestyle, i used to smoke 10/15 a day but i stopped smoking in 2003, I have never been a drinker, i've probably only had 3 pints of beer in the last two years, for some reason i have never been keen on alcohol. I do excercise but nowhere near as much as i should, this is something i am looking into. I know what a terrible and devastating disease dementia is and i really hope that a cure is found one day soon as it's a cruel disease and i hate seeing people affected in such a bad way. I have read that there are several types of dementia that you can develop, I've never known anyone in their 20's, 30's or 40's with dementia, in fact i have never met anyone with dementia but i have seen people on tv with it and read up alot about it. Would anyone on here say that i could maybe be suffering from dementia? obviously no-one on here is a GP or specialist i was just wanting some opinions thats all. I have only recently got married and i am still very young, i dont think i could cope if i got dementia especially at 25, i am worrying about my memory alot recently and i do worry that i am losing my mind, sometimes i also think that i am losing my awareness and intelligence, people may think i am being silly but sometimes i got very scared that my mind and memory is fading away. Thank you for taking the time to read this and i look forward to your replies.