As I type this I am sitting by my Father's bedside. We were called to the home 5 hours ago (having expected the call 'any day'). All the family have managed to come together so we have all told him we love him. He is unconscious, on medication, unable to eat or drink. We were advised that he was very ill and in the last stages of vascular dementia and Alzheimer's 10 days ago. I know that this is an impossible question ... Nobody quite knows what to do! We are in limbo until this awful disease comes to its inevitable conclusion. I know that yhrre are many more people out there also sitting eith a loved one waiting for a (hopefully) peaceful death to arive sooner or later.