For the past few weeks my dad has been making a very loud snoring type sound. It's not easy to describe, other than to say it sounds like he's snoring or very harshly trying to clear his throat. He does this almost constantly. It's very loud; so loud in fact, that I could hear him from the other end of the NH's corridor when I was in the lounge area. Dad isn't distressed or agitated by this. Dad is fed by the carers ( normal food) and has a good appetite (despite his continuing weight loss). The NH's GP has stated that because my dad 'wouldn't cooperate' when she tried to examine his throat, there's not much she can do. She did however prescribe a throat spray. So far, this isn't making any difference. I wondered if anyone has experienced anything similar in later stage dementia?