hi so this may be a long shot as wernicke-korsakoff syndrome (another type of dementia) is fairly rare but I could do with some advice on it if anyone has any please. My grandad got diagnosed with this in hospital and is down to years of alcoholism, he was in hospital for over 2 months, he was absolutely crazy, threatening to stab and kill people, total memory loss, the hospital were adamant he would never be allowed home, a home he shares with his wife who has moderate dementia in an annexe attached to my house, they said he’d be going in to a secure psychiatric unit. He’s been detoxed in hospital. To cut a long story short the hospital sent him home when he became more sane though being highly medicated. He is on very strong anti psychotic medication which we have been told to wean him off slowly over a period of time but there seems to be no back up from the hospital to check how things go. They’ve told him he can never drink again or the syndrome continues. 3 weeks later and he’s drinking a mixture of vodka, wine and lager all day every day. I challenged this to which I got told he would burn my house down with me in it if I didn’t shut up so we have continued to let him drink. Does anyone know how bad this gets? And how quickly? Social services are not worth mentioning as they do absolutely nothing. What I really want to know is do I now live like this for a month or a year before he’s in hospital or dead? There’s no help for him now he’s past help.