Although my husband was tested for dementia only 5 months ago and passed the test with flying colours, he was admitted to hospital on 24th July and on Wednesday of last week had an MRI and lumbar puncture which resulted in him being diagnosed with 3rd stage dementia. He is 73 and we put his memory blips down to his age. No one can understand how this has happened so quickly. I am totally alone, family living away and don't know where to turn for help and advice. It is heart breaking seeing him like this, especially when he only recognises (AT TIMES) myself and my son. He is constantly trying to get out of the hospital, even trying to wheel the bed and all the rest of his room out to bring them home. When first admitted, in his mind, the hospital was a hotel and all the staff worked in there and in the attached garage. He has gone from being the most mild mannered man anyone could ever wish to meet to being agitated, aggressive and attacking the staff. The NHS nurses and doctors are SAINTS to put up with what he is putting them through. He is on one to one care as he keeps falling. He has always said if he ever got dementia I should shoot him, he would be devastated if he knew what he is now doing. Anyone any advice PLEASE.