Lynne has always been full of life. In childhood and even later as an adult, Lynne is articulate, cheerful, and friendly. Whether she is leading her siblings on an adventure when young or teaching her students to fall in love with art, Lynne leads with enthusiasm and conviction. After years of positively impacting many lives, Lynne decides to retire. Unfortunately, before she can enjoy a more slow-paced life and pursue other passions, something starts affecting her once vibrant personality. Lynne begins to struggle to speak and understand others. Her essence of who she is becomes forever altered. Lynne's story illustrates how frontotemporal degeneration dementia can present, the devastation it causes, and how a family learns to cope with this heartbreaking illness and loss.