I have cared for my 59yr old husband for the last five years but he has deteriorated rapidly since the summer. He has been in a psychiatric unit since October. He is very distressed and wants to be physicaly active but the damage in his brain has destroyed his balance mechanism and so it is dangerous for him, the staff and other patients if he tries to walk. Consequently he is kept in an armchair pushed hard under a table and barricaded in so he cannot move. This is heartbreaking to witness. They have not been able to find a medication to ease his agitation and so this week the consultant has put him on morphine in the hope of inducing a euphoric state. He also tells me that we are looking at my husband surviving for just weeks now. I am hoping that if he becomes able to relax and rest that I would be able to bring him home and care for him myself (with help of course!) for his remaining time. Does anyone have any experiences they can share with me about this kind of situation? Sue.