Hello everyone, im new here and hope im doing this right . My dad has dementia, he had a stroke 8 years ago which has left him with very little speech, mobility problems and vascular dementia , it has become progressively worse over time . 4 weeks ago he was admitted to hospital with a suspected u.t.i , confirmed on his admission to A and E. No one from the family could be with him , my mum has mobility problems and i live 100 miles away. When i called the department to say i was on my way, they said all was well and dad was being put on antibiotics. Two hours later my mum phoned to say he had been left unattended and had fallen and broken his hip. You can imagine our horror, dad alone in a strange place and an incident such as this occurs. After as partial hip replacement and a week on the trauma unit , he is now in a rehab unit . I have to be honest, i feel like they have given up on him and the physio seems intermitant and inadequate and they give very little hope in getting him on his feet again. Thus, he is left staring into space, not really comprehending what has happened until we visit and remind him. OK , so he is 90 ( he had his birthday recovering on the trauma unit), but do we have to just give up on him? When i go to visit him he is willing to do excercise to " get his legs going", but it appears that only basic needs are being met. I have asked 5 times if dad can sit in the tv lounge just for a change of scenery and at least a bit of stimulation, this has not happened to date. Can anyone advise me as to what to do next ? I would be so grateful if anyone can help. Thankyou.