For some unknown reason I haven't been able to log in or post. About once a week I try to figure out what's wrong and it appears I finally have figured it out! Just wanted to let everyone know I have been faithfully reading the posts altho I couldn't reply.....(the last time I was able to log on was 11-15!)
My FIL is probably in stage 6 now, altho family still is telling everyone "he's in the beginning stages of AD". He has been wandering at night now....going from his bedroom (they have been in separate bedrooms for at least 5 years due to his snoring) to hers, to the lazy boy, to the floor in the family room. He repeats this cycle two or three times. He even went outside at 3 am to get the paper....fell down... got back into the house by the grace of God....started yelling and M finally heard him and convinced him to go back to bed.
I check on them weekdays after my walk, get their mail and groceries. I let the siblings check on them weekends, altho usually DH and I drop in after church for a short visit. DH has learned not to argue with Dad and just go along with what ever he says. FIL has always been an antagonizer, and of course this has gotten worse with the dementia. It's probably easier for DH not to argue with his dad as he doesn't make sense anymore.
I'll close now, but wanted all to know you've remained in my thoughts and prayers. This dread disease is such a struggle for us all. If I don't post for awhile it's because I can't log on.