My father was diagnosed with dementia/alzheimers 3 years ago, and is in the moderate /severe stage. He is currently living in an assisted care private home. As he is very far from me, I am in the Chicago burbs, he is in AZ. I call him every other day and so far he remembers me, his grandchildren and my husband by name. Although he does forget the grades and ages of my kids and asks frequently several times how old and what grade they are in, he seems to be doing fairly well. I am working on having my Dad transfered to a care facility here closer to us, and he is all for it. My concern is this, will my Dad, as his alzheimer progresses, will he be prone to the aggressive/ violent outbursts that I have read about otheres having? Is this just part of the progression of the disease or does it effect some and not others? It scares me so to think of him going into this stage and how his care takers will handle it when he does. Would I be better off caring for my Dad at home with at home help for his personal care ie: showering, personal hygeine ect? I just want what is best for him and to try and minimize any suffering he may encounter. He is my hero and the 1 man I have loved all my life, to see this brilliant man, a former lawyer, poet, author, published in Whos Who law edition, to see him being broken down by this horrifying disease just reiterates the whole "lifes not fair" statement. I pray for a cure daily !