My dad is in late stage alzheimers I believe (to be honest I think he has lewy bodies). Over the past few weeks he has really struggled to walk and has got aggressive with us due to his confusion etc. Speech has been going etc. A few days ago he ended up in bed and then stayed there and seemed to be delirious. The doctor couldn't find any evidence of any infection. Today, a different doctor has been out to assess him. He was lying in bed, staring into space, trying to talk and talking randomly (still delirious) not able to get hardly anything past his lips. The doctor said he must go to hospital to have a drip etc as is very dehydrated. My issue is...why couldn't hospital at home do that? Now I feel utterly desperate because I feel that is it now...he is in the hands of a hospital that he has been to before with pancreatic issues and he was so distressed. The care was appalling. I feel he was at end of life and should be let go if this is the end in his home surrounded by his family. This disease is absolutely heart breaking, absolutely horrendous.