I'm looking for caregivers who have been through/or are going through caregiving of someone who developed vascular dementia after a large stroke. My mother at 59 had a major stroke in March. She has since been moved to a nursing home because she couldn't care for herself. She walks very little, has fairly sever aphasia, slight movement in her arm, basically no movement in her hand. The stroke was caused by unmanaged type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Her BP has since gone down and but her diabetes is very sensitive. She still is incontinent as well. The past four months I held out on extreme hope that she would move past this. I had hoped that her stay in the nursing home would be short and she would move to assisted living. But that hope is fading. Her mind is of a 10-12 year old with aphasia. She sleeps a lot of the day and night. She has no desire to move outside the nursing home on to assisted living. Give it to me straight folks...could she be on the path for vascular dementia? Or is this stroke recovery?