Hello all caregivers out there. My Mom has severe dementia/or alz. She doesnt know me, walk or talk barely but has fabulous facial expressions that show me her sense of humor is still there occasionally. I take 2+ hours each morning and evening feeding her. Inbetween her falling asleep and not wanting to open her mouth, then smiling and loving her bites, then stopping again. Its a vicious cycle of trial and error to get food into her mouth. Today was the worst so I am writing in for suggestions. After reheating her food inbetween her breakfast naps, I barely got one french toast into her. Once 3 hours passed I decided to at least get her fluids in and got her to finally finish 10 oz of decaf tea. Whats this about, do I only feed her if she willingly opens her mouth or keep doing what I am doing, feeding her hours on end? She seems to want to sleep more some days she barely sleeps and will sits with her eyes open staring at the ceiling with occasional outbursts of laughter and chatter to no one, shes a peach :o) Would love any ideas.