Dad left us 2 yrs ago because of dementia. Dad had been in and out of the hospital three times in six weeks and declined rapidly. He stopped eating and drinking and started pocketing food. His whole attitude changed following each successive hospital stay of 4-5 days. They tested everything and couldn't figure out why he was spiking 102+ fevers. Each time he went back to the nursing home he'd be fine for a few days--and then would spike fevers again. We're sorry he is gone--but relieved that he is out of pain and anguish and frustration.