Hi. I've just recently embarked on this Alzheimer's journey with my Mom who is 75. In the past 2 days she hasn't said much more than "deh deh deh deh" when trying to communicate. She still eats pretty well, she gets up to the restroom on her own although will have the occasional accident. I'm not sure how long ago she was diagnosed but I moved home with her last year to be with her full time and take over her affairs. She can pretty much answer yes/no questions. However, sometimes she calls for me (actually calling her deceased sister's name) and goes into the "deh deh deh deh" phase. I used to let her keep going with it, thinking she would eventually say an actual word. She never would. Now, I cut her off and tell her I don't understand and for her to try to give me some words. She will then SAY "You know what I mean". Which I truly don't. But if she can SAY that, why can't she convey other words? So I go thru the list of questions like are you in pain, do you need the bathroom, are you hungry, do you need a hug? I've tried giving her pen and paper to write it but her writing is now only scribbles. My concern is the urgent look on her face sometimes when she's trying to talk. She sometimes tears up which makes me feel totally helpless. Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!