help please


Registered User
Dec 27, 2006
I know its late but i have a quick question and hopfully someone may reply to gave my mam a little easement tonight my grandfather has been diagnosed with diementia and my mam rung up to the hospital as he is there at the moment after having a fall and whilst on the phone tonight the nurse told her that they have my grandad sitting up in the chair this was only 10 mins ago they said they have put him to bed but with him been at a high risk for falls they got him up and sat him in his chair just to natter on to himself to hopfully tire himself out to go back in to bed in 1 hr my mams so upset that he may be worried over something and this si whats concearing my mam that fact that he may be realising what is wrong with him and worrying we havent read much on diiementia so no nothing at all so we dont know if he realises whats happening to him if he still worries he has just recently been diagnosed with diementia it is in its final stages as they say the early stages we our selves put it down to old age and then since his fall 7 weeks ago the dimentia progressed rapidly now he sits in a chair and dribbles from his mouth all day and fidgets and seems to be in another world unlike he was 7 weeks ago when he was practly living alone can any 1 shed any light on to what to expect and how they how found there family member who may be going through the same thing to react thanking you all god bless josey xx


Registered User
Apr 10, 2006
Hiya Josey

I'm not sure i can help much..........but my partner had vascular dementia..........different circumstances...........he was quite young (53) and his was brought on by having 2 serious strokes whilst on a life support machine..........but his dementia progressed very quickly.........infact only 12 weeks...........i would guess that the stage your grandad is at now means he does not understand his situation.........he is more likely to be feeling confused because he does not understand whats happening to him or the surroundings he is in..........or even who you or his family are................its a very tough thing for his family to cope with but there really is very little you would be able to do to comfort him other than to let him know that he has a family who care about him very much.

Sorry i can't help..........but just wanted you to know we're here if you need to talk.

Love Alex x