My dad was daignosed with DLB around 5 years ago now. Three weeks ago he had a bad fall, I called the ambulance to get him checked over as he was unconscious for a while. Things went from bad to worse then a little better and now it's at the stage where he can no longer swallow, he has been coughing a lot and it's due to the inhalation of food over a period of time, now he can't chew or swallow. Therefore we had a meeting with his consultant who has said they can't do anymore for him, a stomach tube would only prolong his death by a few months if we are lucky. He is very confused most of the time, not sure if he even knows me now. They have now removed his drip, and they have said they can just offer pallative care and pain relief to keep him comfortable. He will probably die in 7 - 10 days. I feel numb. I know it will be a masive shock even though I know it will happen soon. I keep crying all the time, I can't help him any more, poor Dad.