My brother has Frontotemporal Dementia. He lives alone and was diagnosed a year ago but lately his symptoms have increased and his ability to do normal daily things has all but gone in the last month or two. He no longer knows how to make a hot drink, doesn't know how to turn the kettle on, can no longer read a paper, and his speech is failing. He sleeps most of the day as well. He stopped eating hot food on Boxing day and has only had a the odd half a sandwich or couple of mouthfuls of soup since. He will eat a few biscuits or small soft cakes. He has daily homecare support and she is doing a wonderful job but some days he tells her he just wants to be left alone to sleep. This week I have noticed that he has become unsteady on his feet and very frail which is no surprise given how little he's eating. He doesn't want to go out now either. He has been losing weight for some time and is now very slight. The doctor has examined him a few times in the last couple of weeks and said this is a progression of the condition and said it sounds as though he is the end stages and suggested the best I can do is to keep him warm and comfortable in his own home. I'm worried about how near he is to passing and really don't like the thought of him being alone when this happens but as I live a couple of hours plus away from him I can't be there very quickly. I feel so useless. I suggested to the doctor that I arrange for him to go into care but the doctor said it's probably best not to move him now as it would be too distressing for him. Any suggestions would be welcome on this.