Hello all my friends on the best website and forum going. Fibromyalgia for quite a few years and enduring the pain from it and chronic pain syndrome. Sleep apnoea for 20 years plus and for the crushing news that I have Dementia. Nobody knows how long my jigsaw will eventually finish being disassembled and the lid goes back on the box for good. Because of the possibility of the variant and type of frontal lobe dementia I might have endured it for years. It normally starts with behavioural changes and doing things that is out of character for you. You might be very religious but the signs are that you start to challenge the existence of a god, stop going to church and go to the pub instead. Start swearing and indulge in extramarital affairs, spend lots of money that you might not have and steal to support your new found lifestyle. You might end up shop lifting and then get a police record. No not the 80's pop band but the real thing!
Your speech becomes laboured and you mispronounce words or totally forget words at the start, in the middle or at the end of a sentence. This makes for a problem with communication for say, Because the disease starts as young as 45 years of age or in some cases even younger you might have children at home. Relationships fall apart and divorce ensues. As the disease progresses. Many more things start to develop like MND (motor neuron disease), becoming unable to put any sentence together, or speak and become mute.
If you need any further information on Frontotemporal dementia one of the best sites to read up on the condition is NHS.co.uk.
I shall leave you all to think about what I have just relayed to you, with hope you will never get it. Best regards Oldman1952.