Just this week dad's dementia got a whole lot weirder. He is sometimes totally OK and making sense (mostly), but then an hour later, he isn't recognizing things, is choosing weird nouns for things that don't fit (like pointing to a walker and saying "dog")... and this afternoon I found him out of bed having stripped himself naked. All of this happened just today!
He is on his way to memory care but currently in inpatient hospice. The good news is that rehab did make him stronger and he's eating well... can walk 183 feet, but is still wobbly when he walks....the bad news is he's stronger and now capable of getting out of bed and doing weird stuff.
I'm presuming he's working his way to a change to a new normal when he will stabilize at whatever that is.... or does this bizarre hourly differences become the new normal?