My partner and I feel that his father is continuing to deteriorate. He seems increasingly confused about money - asking for large amounts of cash, saying he needs £400 to pay his rent. (His rent is a larger sum than this but is paid via direct debit.) Also he recently managed to order some DVDs - despite attempts to intercept the catalogues. The titles seem a bit random - one is an arthouse film in French about sadomasochism! - and the great majority have been passed to us unopened. We're going to go to the bank and get a stop out on his cheques. He does not seem to be making any snacks for himself in the evening, and - as far as we know - is refusing his carer's offer to make him breakfast. (He gets lunch cooked for him each day.) But he got a fellow-resident to go out and buy ham and prawns for him. We found half the prawns going off in a pan on top of the oven, and the rest defrosted in the fridge. (He'd defrosted the entire 1lb bag.) Very disorientated re time and place. We had a recent week's holiday in Spain, and he said that he knew we'd been away somewhere, because it had been a very very long time since he'd last heard from us. Where had we gone. (Was it Leamington?) Normally when my partner goes to see him he's watching a DVD - usually one out of 2 films. Today he was just staring into space. This is not good - is it?