We moved my Dad to a nursing home on November 4, 2013. In the 3+ weeks that he's been there he's had good and bad days and nights. When he was still at home he would have periods of moodiness and irritability. It seems in the past couple of weeks, though, that his moodiness has gotten worse. Mom and I have visited him every day since the move, but we will be tapering off to about 4 days per week, mostly due to his attitude. He always seems grumpy, grouchy, irritated, doesn't want to talk, if he does talk it normally has something to do with a delusion he's having, is impatient all the time (he has always been this way, it's just worse now). When he is taken to the dining room to eat, if his food isn't served right away, he gets grumpy and impatient, at times deciding he doesn't want to eat, at times getting up and leaving the dining room. If one of us pats him on the shoulder or rubs his back he tells us to stop. Today the hospice aide, who he really likes, came in to shower and shave him, which she does 3 times a week. He resisted, saying he didn't want a shower, etc. She was finally able to cajole him into it just before we left. He's told us to "quit bugging" him. Sometimes he's in a pretty good mood and is glad to see us, but most of the time he is just plain grumpy and irritable. Is this a sign of the progression of the disease? Do patients typically become this way? He's not exactly hostile, but I wouldn't be surprised that he becomes that way in the near future. Or are we just seeing symptoms that we didn't see when he was at home because we saw him every day (myself) or lived with him (my Mom)? Mom has said several times in the past week that she doesn't know how she managed to care for him for the last 4 years as he got progressively worse, and that she doesn't know how she'd be able to care for him now, seeing him as he is during the couple of hours a day we've visited with him, if we hadn't decided it was best that he be cared for at the nursing home.