We have a family member that is currently living in a nursing home but has been really ill and is hospitalized right. He originally went to the hospital due to a fall from a possible seizure. When he seem to come out of the seizure, he seemed to be talking and knowledgeable. The staff was giving him meds that would ease him so they could do test. I left my mother their with him as she is his primary care giver. They omitted him for test and such. I didn't see him for a few days but my mom kept telling me he was just sleeping and didn't seem to know anyone when they could get him awake. Mom didn't feel that she could take care of him in this state so they moved him to the attached nursing home. Every time we seen him he was acting sedated. I started feeling concerned that he was medicated way too much. At some point he got real ill and they sent him to the ER. They moved him to the ICU. After a few days there he started coming around. We were able to talk to him and he would respond back. The doctor told us that his sleeping and not responding is dementia. He was transferred back to the nursing home where within 24 hours seemed sedated again. I guess our concern is that we are scared that they are medicating him because he is a "needy" patient. We are not ruling out dementia because we did see some signs at home. We don't know what to do. We have been told that he has not been given anything but...it's just doesnt seem right. Any comments would be appreciated.