Hi, my father in law lives with us and is in late stages of dementia. He has two forms (vascular and alcohol - he use to have pubs during his working life so would drink with his customers). He lived on his own until 2 years ago when he had a fall and was taken into hospital. During this hospital stay we found out he was diagnosed back in 2007. We new he was getting forgetful but put it down to his age. He is 87 now. He gets regular uti and is on long term antibiotics to try stop them, however he has at least one once a month. My concern is over the last 3-4 months he has had 3 hospital stays due to uti and has lost his ability to walk. He is more confused but over the last few weeks he is refusing to eat. He may only have a couple of mouthfuls of a meal, if that. A few months ago we couldn't fill him, he was constantly asking and eating food. He doesn't talk to us and just sleeps all the time. When he is awake, you look in his eyes and he is in a different world What I am asking is could this be near the end?