As most people know my old mate Bob who was a bit older at 73 was very ill with dementia, failing liver, sepsis, heart condition and diabetes, I looked after him after his wife died back in early 2000 but when the dementia set in me and my wife took over looking after him pretty much full time. Sadly at 3am he passed on or as he would think of it, escaped, he didn't like being in the home, he wanted back to his flat but I could not offer that much time, plus he became incontinent so he was assessed and put in a home. To be honest I was expecting this a lot sooner, he seemed to catch his breath so to speak and was doing so well despite all this and the ladies in the care home loved him, he was a naughty old rogue. Poor Andy had the same sort of thing with a family friend him and his wife looked after. I'm a bit sad but the Bob I knew had gone a while back and despite trying to keep up a cheery state he was really unhappy where he was and tried to 'escape' numerous times, hence me saying he has escaped. Rest in peace Bob, hopefully there's some sort of place where Sue (his wife) is, his brother Bernard and my own Mum who loved Bob and Sue can relax in perfect health and peace of mind. Paul.