Dad has being diagnosed some time again with dementia and I've witnessed all the usual symptoms many carers have posted. However for three days last week my dad was very sleepy, all the time, even during meals. He was so bad, at breakfast I had to mash a banana onto a slice of bread and cut it up into bite sized pieces so that he could just jab his fork into a piece, but it took forever, having to feed him at times and sitting beside him to catch him as he was leaning over to the side. Lunch and dinner were no better. On top of that he was constipated for on day two, probably following the taking of an antibiotic, but that never happened before. That night I gave him two senokot and had a mighty surprise awaiting me the following morning, on the floor of his bedroom. (Thankfully the floor is wooden). During the three days being very sleepy and incoherant he was also incontinent, constantly standing up even when having a bowel movement. The washing machine and dryer was going non stop as I had to wash and change him multiple times each day. After those three days, he seems to be back to normal, usual cat nap during the day and eating meals with no falling asleep. My question has anyone experienced similar episodes where you think that a nursing home is the next step, and then suddenly being back to some kind of normality, and if so, has it happened subsequently, in other words, is my dad likely to have other bouts like this? Any thoughts much appreciated.