My wife and I have been caring for her mother in her home for about 3.5 months now. MIL has vascular dementia and congestive heart failure after a seizure and stoke just after Christmas. She did a couple of months in a NH and then we brought her to her home and have been living in a "guest" bedroom 24/7. This morning the Hospice Nurse came at about 8:30, the visit went well after a strange sundowner's last night (that's another story). Later, my wife fixed eggs, fruit salad, and bacon for her mother for breakfast, put pepper on the eggs (which she loves) and left the pepper container on her tray in case she wanted more pepper. . A little while later we heard coughing and discovered that she had poured the whole container of black pepper into an empty juice glass and was trying to drink the pepper! lol ( in a perverse way) Won't let her pepper her own food in the future!