My husband was diagnosed with "an Alzheimer's type of dementia" a little over a year ago after a brief hospitalization, but had been experiencing memory issues for the year prior. He now exhibits behaviors from stages 2-6. It is a horrible roller-coaster ride - having to call 911 a week ago after 30+ hours of not sleeping and increasing agitation resulting in violence and a fall. I have had him tested for UTI on several occasions. This time he had all tests plus two cat scans, EKG, electrolytes, etc. all were normal except increased brain tissue shrinkage. I am imagining that the co-pay on this 8-hour stint in the ER will run at least $1000, not including the ambulance. He has been started on seroquelat 50mg, but now down to 1/2 tablet as he was sleeping too much. I almost hated to cut the dose because at least it calmed him down and life was a little easier for two days. Yet he can do things that surprise me, and then the frontal lobe stuff takes hold. He is sooooo sneaky and paranoid and obsessive and more, then takes out the trash, rinses dishes and puts them in the dishwasher. I never know who I will meet any given morning or who will be here when the sun goes down!