My father was exhibiting worsening dementia. He lived with me for a while and then ended up in the hospital in July. He was in 2 rehab places and back in hospital one more time. I didn't feel that I could handle the worsening dementia - he was totally helpless and my health isn't good and I was afraid I couldn't give him the care he needed. I found a wonderful memory care facility that has excellent ratings in our area. There are all types of care given that he needs - nurses, visiting doctor, therapy room, barber shop. He was using a walker and barely able to walk. Now all of a sudden he has made excellent progress - he is even writing notes for himself and is telling other people what to do. 6 weeks ago he could have never done this. The Dr. said he is doing so well because of the schedule not only for meals but for his meds - diabetes and thyroid are being done the same everyday. He said he would decline if we moved him out because it takes a small army to have my dad at his capacity today. My dad is very demanding and wants things done now!! I'm trying to believe this but it still bothers me that maybe he doesn't belong in a MC anymore. I wouldn't want to bring him home and have him deteriorate back to what he was when he lived with me.