My grandad has recently been diagnosed with vascular dementia. 4 months ago he seemed fine and then within 3 months he is unable to walk, dress, fed, toilet or clean himself. I have been trying to read up on the condition with most articles stating 4-5years of life after diagnosis. Obviously no one can tell me actually when he will pass its impossible to know, but will he have possibly up to five years like this or has he unfortunately skipped a few stages and we are on the last stretch? I know I might sound harsh but my nan is really struggling with everything that's happened and it's breaking her heart as he doesn't even know who she is and in a way I can't help but feel it may be better for both of them if he was in the latter stages.