When an Alzheimer's Patient takes to the bed and refuses to wash and get dressed embrace a new day, what stage is She at ? My Mother Who is 87 years and had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's in mid 2013 has become very attached to bed, and refuses to get up. This began two weeks ago. I do not bully or force My Mother to do any thing She does not want to do but I am worried Her muscles will weaken and turn into jelly therefore Mother would become bed ridden. I would much prefer to see Mom up walking every day though She hasn't really walked much in well over a year. Can You advise Me please.