My Dad has Vascular dementia and has had several falls recently. Twice he has been admitted to hospital because of his injuries and investigations have suggested that he may be suffering from postural drop, where his blood pressure plummets when he changes from lying down to standing up. This could happen in the night when he gets up to use the loo. When I spoke to the doctor about it he said they have reduced Dad's medication for high blood pressure and could add another drug, fludrocortisone, to see if this helps. The downside of that is it can be harmful to the heart. It is hard to say this, but I would rather Dad went quickly from a heart attack than slowly from a broken leg. Does that make sense? He is 87 and lives in a care home now. Has anyone else had experience of this and was medication effective?