Things are really rubbish - a virtual hug would be nice if anyone can spare the time. Mum's dementia has really accelerated this last year, to the point where she is bedridden and totally incontinent, doesn't recognise anyone or where she is (she's at home, she isn't going into Care come what may). She has always been very articulate and hadn't lost her speech at all even though what she said was delusional. Now even her words are made up so she doesn't make any sense. But she shouts her monologue at the top of her voice non stop, not making any sense, for 18 hours at a time til she exhausts herself as well as her carers. She won't eat, drink or let anyone near her in this state. Then she will sleep for a day before it all starts over again. It is so hard to hear and must be dreadful for her too. Her memantine has been upped but that's all. Does anyone know if this is a phase that will pass too. I'm desperate really.