Has there been any work done on what those we care for are able to understand but unable to express ? Dee is usually co-operative with me and accepts what I do as a carer even though she is totally dependent upon me. But, last night she absolutely refused to have a bath. It is difficult for her to climb into the bath and am trying to solve that problem but this was different - people will come in - don't like that frothy water (1" deep at that time) - don't like that mat (non-slip). She was so firmly against bathing, it suprised me. Then tucking her in bed, she said she was so sorry. I said: "don't worry, that wasn't you" and Dee agreed: "no, it wasn't was it" clearly wanting to explain something but unable to do so. So it made me wonder what Dee was trying say and how much she understands about her condition. Her body has accepted Reminyl and the RMN's have told me today they will ask the doctor to increase the dosage. I explained this to Dee (without mentioning Alzheimers) and she accepted it very calmly without question almost as though she understood. So what can she understand ?