Hi all, This is a long story so I'll do my best to be brief. Dad is 64, in the late stages of Alzheimer's. He was diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia last week and was admitted to hospital. He is making very slow progress, is on antibiotics and oxygen, fluids through the iv also. He hasn't eaten for 10 days now. They are saying he can't eat until he is assessed by a SALT, however they came to see him today before visiting times and said that as he didn't respond to them they can't assess him. I am so angry and upset, he doesn't respond to any of us! He was eating really well prior to this, no issues but he doesn't communicate with us verbally anymore as he has lost this ability. So are they just going to leave him to starve as he can't respond? What can I do? I'm so worried he is just going to fade away and no one cares. They also haven't given us any test result, the nurses won't share and say we have to make an appointment with the dr next week. I don't understand why. My mum has an EPA but not LPA so it doesn't cover health and welfare. Do we just go in and try him with milkshake or soup? We know him so well and they haven't got a clue about his needs and I'm worried they don't care what happens to him. Or do we leave him and contact the SALT on Monday? Can't bare to think that he is starving. Thanks for any advice.