Hi Jackie! I also joined this group to try to find someone close to my age to talk to. My husband was diagnosed in 2004. I am his sole caregiver. We are together 24 hours a day/7 days a week. My children started college this past fall and moved away. I have been on my own ever since. I realize that at 42, I'm a bit older, but I also am just looking for someone that can relate. Everyone we have met at our ALS/MDA Clinic is so much older. They are retired, their houses are paid for, their children are grown, and they just aren't facing the same issues that I am. It's a difficult job that we have and it's important to have somebody to talk to.