There have been odd occasions in the last eight months when my wife, Pat, has tended to bend forward or rest heavily on me for support when walking, usually after a good distance. Over the last few weeks she has begun to stoop forward continually in walking and standing, and more recently she has a tendency to lean to one side when seated. Rather than taking normal strides her walking consists of small steps and there are rare occasions when she seems momentarily unsure of her balance. I believe these changes may be symptomatic of the progression of her AD/VaD (diagnosed 9yrs). With help she is still mobile but needs continual support and guidance, and most days we do 5 or 10 mins dancing (flexing the knees, with occasional side steps as if waltzing) which she always enjoys. Is there any treatment which may improve her gait/stance, such as physiotherapy or medication, and am I now seeing the impact of her illness after this time? We have a mental health (their terminology) nurse visiting next week for the usual 6m review. Any information, or advice, or experience of similar, would be appreciated. Thank you.