Dementia doesn't run in my family, although I have had non-blood family members who've experienced it. A friend's husband also has it, and although I'm not there to witness it because they live across the country, it's distressing to hear the stories of how he's changed, and to know of the impact of the illness on him and the family. I have Fibromyalgia, and along with Fibromyalgia comes a condition that's referred to as Fibrofog. The mind becomes very foggy, and I can't even recall simple everyday things. I was having difficulty earlier recalling how to access my most used internet sites. I sometimes can't even recall which way to turn something to remove or tighten it, but thankfully, I can recall the rhyme, righty tighty, lefty loosy, so can eventually perform those tasks. It's extremely frustrating, and also distressing. Even though I know that dementia doesn't run in the family and that this is Fibrofog, I still get a bit freaked out when my memory fails me. The Fibrofog isn't constant, so there are times when I'm normal and can think straight, and function properly, but its appearance now and then can cause a lot of anxiety.