So here goes...I became my father in laws full time carer in October. We have suspected dementia for some time then a sudden decline in October saw him in hospital for 2 weeks. He had suffered with high bp for years and prostate probe. The hospital diagnosed vascular dementia along with a large aortic aneurysm and bp so low go couldn't read it! He also has kidney probs. He now can't be in charge of his meds and relies on me for meals and all other daily chores. Up until a week ago we had a great routine and he was doing well providing I stuck to a routine. Then last week he started just staying in bed 20 hours plus. After 2 days he refused food. Here we are a week later and I can manage to keep him up for a max of 20 mins but he's not eaten since. He will manage an ensure drink but under duress. His need to be in bed appears desperate, he announces it and is very determined. He keeps this up until he actually goes up the stairs. Often he will just lay in bed and although I am getting him up regularly he is almost repulsed by food. Using many excuses not to eat. He will suck a sweet for a min or 2 then puts it on the table. Go returning Tomo to do bloods etc. Anyone else in this situation?