I went to a care home today to have a look round. Was lovely in that it was so clean and no funny smells at all. Had entertainment happening. The doors were colour coded. A ratio of 1:4 staff for patients and 1:7 at night. They have sensors on the bed if anyone gets up at night and are tended to. The manager was really proud of her home and said she was previously an NHS nurse. All great. I was talking to her about dads dementia/Alzheimers and where he was. Dad symptoms since summer keep progressing and every week there is something else. The most recent is saying people are changing their coats in the house and hanging their faces on the door hooks. Then he will be normal and be able to write down my phone number and reciting it. Yesterday I rung to say I was on my way home and I was going to run a bath. When I got in he had started the bath off for me. I get glimpses of normality mixed with moments of complete madness! I explained all this and she said dads Alzheimers sounds quite progressive and things are likely to go downhill quite quickly. Is she right????? Does it progress at the same rate? If so I need to make plans because it sounds like dads has progressed really quickly! I didn't think Alzheimers progressed like that and thought I could be at this stage for years. Everyone seems to tell you different things!!