Perhaps you're raising kids, possibly managing a home, and working hard to keep your significant relationships afloat. Then suddenly, boom, your parents or your partner's parents fall, get sick, or reveal themselves to be in obvious decline. So what do you do?
I had never even heard of "FTD" (frontotemperal dementia). Immediately, I hopped online and began researching. Within minutes I discovered the truth -- Dad was going to die. Shortly after that, he began misplacing his words, not knowing how to verbally express what he knew he wanted to say. Soon it got to the point that he could only answer yes or no questions...and then by December 2010, he lost his words entirely.