Hi all, I am new to the forum and found this website while researching Lewy Body Dementia. My dad was diagnosed last week after a very difficult few months for all the family - sleeplessness, hallucinations, sharp decline in mobility (my dad has always struggled with arthritis and had a knee replacement two years ago which he didn't respond to well). Looking back now, we think there were much earlier signs that something wasn't right. A year ago dad began to lose interest in things he'd always loved - reading being the main one. He also became very needy - I live just down the road with my husband, but my dad would need to see me every day and if there was the odd day I couldn't make it he would make me feel guilty. I feel guilty now for having felt so suffocated by it, as I now understand that it wasn't him but this horrible disease that has taken him in its clutches. It is all so awful to watch. My dad is with us, but I miss him every day - he isn't interested in talking to us much (although he keeps talking about suicide and wanting to die) and he is so exhausted all the time, spending much of his time in bed. Is it normal for someone with Lewy Body to sleep so much? I have read stories online about people who seem to live full and pretty active lives whilst suffering with this, but for my dad this just isn't the case at all. He is only 71. I know there are people dealing with this at a much younger age, and it all just seems so cruel. Does anyone have any similar experiences or know if what is happening to my dad is a 'normal' progression for Lewy Body dementia? My heart goes out to all of you living with this or with someone you love who is suffering - it is heartbreaking.