Dear TP, a very recent joiner here and my first posting . . I live in Bristol, and my 93yo father is in Manchester. He lives alone but is supported by SS, and my brother and his wife who call and visit very regularly and frequently. Because I can only visit occasionally, I tend to notice changes in him more easily than the others, and in particular, I see that most of the time, our father is sleeping in his chair. Going to bed at 7 or 8pm, getting up at 5 or 6am, and I find him dressed and sleeping in front of the fire at 8am when I get up. Throughout the day, he seems to sleep for probably 80% of the time . . I'm not asking if this is normal, but does it mark a 'stage' in the develpment of his condition? He's peaceful, and doesn't have much to say for himself these days . . I just feel that he's begining to wind down . . .