Whenever I discuss with my neighbors who are elderly themselves about my mother that has Fronto-temporal dementia they act like it is a big joke and that they have dementia too. They talk like it is the newest faze in senior citizens and that everyone says they have it. I used to like talking to them but now whenever I try to get some support for all of the issues I am dealing with they mock me like it's all in my head. It really irritates me to no end, because I am obviously not making this up. She was diagnosed with FTD several years ago and is gradually getting worse. She no longer can drive and lives in an AL. She is not well at all and needs a lot of help to do normal everyday things. I wish they would listen to me instead of acting like everyone has it and it is just part of aging. If it is normal aging then why do people in their 30's, 40's, and 50's get it? I sent them some literature about it via email and they still don't get it. It is so frustrating!