My Dad has had PD for 12 yrs now. He’s 86 and I have no shame in saying with relief that I think/hope he’s near the end of his life now. He has recently had a UTI - really struggles to drink anywhere near the amount he should each day - and I know with PD it takes a long time to recover from symptoms of UTI. However, according to urine tests he has overcome the infection and yet he really seems to have fallen off a cliff with confusion/dementia and I just can’t get a coherent word out of him now. Has anyone else experienced this? I am just really sad that if this is now irreversible, I’ve already had my last day with the Dad I’ve known and loved all my life without even realising it. He currently lives in an extra care facility that needs a certain amount of independence but I feel the day is just about here when he needs more oversight and care and the likelihood of a care home looms. The only coherent sentence I had from him today was that “I don’t want to leave” and the expression of distress on his face was just awful to witness so I need to do all I can to try and keep him there but not sure I can manage if becomes longer term.