until 19H30 before the night nurse phoned us. We rushed him off to the nearest hospital and were then informed by the doctor that a stroke, if detected and treated within the 3hour 'window' period, can have a much better result than if it is only treated long afterwards. My dad was left on his own in a chair and they said they thought he was just sleepy all afternoon. He was in bad shape when we got to him and were now told that his hip is also badly 'out'. He cannot speak now and he is not looking good. Coupled with his dementia, it is very difficult to know when he looks at us, if he understands anything. We are furious with the nursing home, whom we haven't heard from since the stroke. Has anyone else experienced anything similar?