Today he thought his son was called Chris, who is our grandson, and couldn’t remember the name of his son. He thought ‘Chris’ had come to see us this morning when in fact our son and grandson came to supper last night. This is the start of something new, forgetting close family names, and he is very confused and tired. Every day now he goes upstairs after breakfast and lies down on his bed for an hour or two. After lunch he is back on his bed for another hour or two and by 8.30pm he is agitating to go to bed because he is so tired. This lying down a lot is also something new because even a month ago he was more active. It is heartbreaking to see him looking so confused as if he is trying to make sense of his thoughts. I first found this website and started using it in January and I can see that it is only that fact that is enabling me to face these changes. He can’t remember which pills he takes when now and every night thinks he has to take the wrong ones and not the right ones. This has developed over the past few weeks. His physical ability has declined markedly and he constantly has to go and sit down after a small amount of activity. The steep decline over 6-7 months is now clear and I fear for the next few months.