My husbands AD was in its early stages and we were living a very full life until 6 weeks ago when he fell and broke his femur which ended up with a partial hip replacement. Altho' I asked it it could be done with a spinal block instead of a GA the anaesthetist said no. The result is a dramatic downturn in my husbands level of confusion,a dramatic change in lifestyle , fitness,ability to drive, ability to speak .....you name it,it's changed. I was told at the hospital that he might regain some of his mental capacity but it could not be guaranteed................has anyone else come across this ? Is there any hope ? This sudden downturn is hard to cope with.