My mother took a fall and hit her head in April. She had been living on her own and driving. She had started to slow down a lot, but we chalked it up to her getting older (she's 77) and also her knee replacements and hip replacement in prior years. Once she fell and hit her head, she was never the same. 3 months later, she has gone from driving and living alone to not speaking, barely eating and only drinking approximately 2 cups of liquid a day. My family can't believe this is happening so quickly. We have called hospice to help care for her at the dementia facility she is in. She has lost 25 lbs in 3 months. The doctor's original diagnosis was Lewy Body Dementia. We are told she screams out at night and is restless. They are giving her medicine to help with sleep, but she is still restless at night and wants to sleep a lot in the daytime. I'm not sure how much longer she can hold on with only eating a few bites at mealtime and only drinking 2 cups of fluid a day. It is so hard to see my recently vital parent decline so quickly. My family and I have come to realize she had symptoms of LBD but we didn't know what that was as she is the only family member we have known to have a memory-related illness. She has specified no feeding tubes so that is not an option. Her memory care facility does not let her stay in bed. They keep her out with everyone even though she can no longer participate in their activities. She has pillows to help prop her up and a nice wheelchair that reclines if she is tired. Has anyone experienced such a rapid decline like this with their loved ones?