mum was addmitted to hospital last thursday with dehydration. i had to get her out of there fast because her dementia was 100 x worse, she got a chest infection,her legs swelled 4x their size and were leaking water!mum struggles to swallow now. she is a different person to what she was before she went into hospital. i stayed with her all the time, slept in a chair next to her bed. i could not believe the way most of the staff dealt with the patients who have dementia, it was like they were talking to someone without dementia! i felt like saying to them" hello, do you know what dementia is? it means the brain isnt working properly. i am frightened that there may come a time in the future when mum needs medical treatment again. i dont want her to go into hospital again after this dreadfull experience. does anybody know if one can be treated at home instead of going into hopital either with NHS or privately.