After being diagnosed with vascular dementia a few months ago after a stroke my Grandad has deteriorated rapidly. Even after the stroke his appearance was better than he is today. After reading many posts on the site I have been enlightened by the fact that most of his behaviour and illness symptoms are part of the dementia. My Nan has been told, as have my parents by the doctor that things will become increasingly difficult. So far his memory has been affected, he can't tell the time, he doesn't know the day of the week, he doesn't eat (except sweets), he can be abusive, rude, he spits out pills, refuses to go to day-care (even with the man waiting outside), tells my Nan she is mental, tries to hitch-hike to town, wants to call the police because he is being held captive....and the list goes on. If things are going to get worse, I am wondering how? It would be better for all of us to know what we are dealing with for the future. Does anyone have any information on what to expect towards the end? Sounds awful but we really have no information, other than - expect it to get worse.