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My cousin, who has Vascular mixed with Alzheimers had gradual memory loss and mild delusions for months, before she progressed suddenly with profound memory loss and anxiety. Then a short time later with incontinence and inability to walk. Her progression was in steps It is quite alarming, but I have read that it often happens that way. She went from running her own household to needing complete care and security within 4 months.
I would discuss it with her doctor to confirm what is going on. You can ask about therapy. It might help. I discussed it with my cousin's doctor, but with her advanced stage, he doesn't think it would be beneficial to her. She is able to move her feet along to propel herself in her wheelchair and says she is not in pain. She can still stand up to get in and out of bed and to get weighed, but she can't do much more.
While she's barely walking be very careful that she doesn't lose her balance. That is a huge issue. Falls are common and they caused my cousin multiple fractures. Don't rely on her to use a walker. Often they forget or fall anyway. Best wishes to you and your mom.