I believe my granddad is nearing the later stages of Alzheimer's. Anybody else?

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He started peeing in the sink about a year ago and then stopped after being told it was unhygienic. He has recently started doing it again and has been "caught" a few times to which he acts as though something else is wrong, (a sore leg, or feeling sick). Might I add...he checks the coast is clear first. He's also been going to bed around 6pm and then wakens frequently throughout the night thinking it's morning etc. I have recently returned from travelling for a few months and have noticed a massive difference in him. It's quite concerning seeing the difference in him. Does anybody else's parents or grandparents do similar things?

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Best part of a year but he has been to drs within the year. Most recently about 2 weeks ago. He is going to the Dr's tomorrow about the pressure sore.
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How long have these changes been going on? Has he been tested for a uti or other infection? Has he had medical attention for the pressure sore?
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He's gone wandering a few times and asks more and more often, sometimes several times a day where his mother or father is. Last night he got himself all worked up because he didn't know who was coming to take him home. All he does is sit in his chair and now he has a pressure sore. What am I supposed to do? He has no motivation to do anything when he is home which is so frustrating because he used to always keep himself busy and now it's like he doesn't know what to do. Granted he's not young any more and I think I need to give him slack at times but he is physically able to do quite a lot of things people his age aren't.
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My husband opened the closet door once and started to pee on the floor. But that was early in his dementia.

My mother did the getting-up-several-times-and-thinking it is morning routine. She was at a moderate level then.

So these examples don't necessarily indicate late stage. An overall marked change in cognition and behavior is more significant. You know that grandad's dementia is going to progress, and there is nothing that can be done to stop that.

I wonder if grandad could have a uti? How long have these changes been noticeable? Did the people with him while you were gone mention that?

Keep an eye out for signs that he needs more help in certain areas and try to see that he gets it.

With any significant change in behavior it is wise to contact his doctor.
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