He got admitted there after a fall - broken ribs. Something weird also happened to his blood flow afterwards because he has a pacemaker. And then the hospital discovered an aortic aneurysm. This all happened about 6 days ago. The rib is healing as ribs do. The hospital however is holding onto him - - at least till early next week - because they want to a) build up his 'baseline strength' and b) teach him to use a walking/Zimmer frame My father in law's confusion seems to be made worse by being in a busy urban hospital where there are shift changes and he's been moved from one ward to another. His 'baseline strength' isn't great because he isn't eating/getting fed. He doesn't fill in the sheets where you have to tick the various options. Instead he just writes stuff - eg 'Soup' on the sheets. So he doesn't get brought anything. Rather than flagging this up, he believes that he must have eaten already. And I also don't know whether he can retain the info that physio/OT staff give him about using the frame. His dementia means that it's almost impossible for him to learn new skills. We want to get him back in to his care home where they will a) feed him properly so that he will get stronger and b) give him plenty of encouragement and reminders re using his walking frame. I can see that the care home don't want to take back somebody who is fragile and falling all over the place. But we also don't want him getting weaker and more disorientated in hospital. Any advice?