or sometimes in the middle of the night but there are no obvious symptoms My dad is 91 with moderate dementia. I have been living with him for a little over a year after he fractured his second hip in 7 years. Up to that point he was able to live alone with just a little help from me on a daily basis. After his last hip replacement, his mental capacity has declined substantially even though he has been able to walk with a walker since the surgery. Lately he has been saying he is sooooo sick. Sometimes he says he feels bad all over. Other times, he says he is having trouble breathing though he is showing no signs of distress and no symptoms. I check his vitals and everything is good. I took him to see his doctor and his lungs and heart sounded wonderful but he had had some post nasal drainage and been lower than usual energy-wise. The doctor gave him a course of antibiotics in case he was developing an infection. Initially I thought he was improving and thought we'd found the answer, but he has started the same thing again. He told me if he'd felt any worse he'd have me take him to the ER. Normally he never wants to admit he's sick. I'm going to call his doctor Monday and see what she'd like to do. This feeling he has comes and goes. Seems to happen on first getting up. It reminds me of other times he would get up and say, Why can't I walk right? My legs have chains on them. I can't move. And then after a while he'd be fine. I get the feeling that when he wakes up he is expecting to feel like he did 30 or 40 years ago and not like a 91 year old.Instead of having awareness of the progression of aging, does he wake up and can't figure out why he walks or breathes like a 91 year old? Does anyone have a similar experience with a family member?