I am so new at this. My 80 year old mom, we think has Alzheimer's. Her Dr. who is not a geriatric Dr. does not think so, but I am not sure he is the right one for her. He says her electrolytes are out of whack and that is why she does not know where she is or delusional at times. She has been in and out of rehab because of the low potassium and sodium, which she has been taking Potassium and what I thought was a sodium pill (Levothyroxine) is in fact a pill for Thyroids. I called him to ask about that and he did not return my calls. I live in NC and my brother lives with her in Florida, he is her caregiver and for years I was trying to get her up here with me but she does not like cold weather. This summer, after a needed break for him, I went down and picked her up to stay with me for a month. The first 3 weeks where great and manageable. She needs assistance in everything, going to the bathroom, standing up, bathing, washing and eating. this week, after a high blood pressure reading and a missed potassium pill, she has taken a turn for the worst! She is week, afraid, won't even try to walk or get up, I have to lift her and keep a diaper on her throughout the day as opposed to just at night, she completely checked out and sleepy all the time! She threw up everything I gave her yesterday and refuses to drink any gatorade, protein shake or water I try to give her. Could it be that the change of her familiar setting could have triggered this decline? Could missing one potassium pill set her back like this? We are going back to Florida tomorrow and the first thing I am doing is looking for anew Dr. We can't put her in a home, English is not her native language so it will be hard for her to participate in any activities. Any advice on anything mentioned would be great!