Mom developed shingles over night a week ago last Sun/Monday. August 7, 2017, I snapped a picture and texted to her dr. He immediately knew it was shingles and called in an antiviral. We also thought there was a uti and he started her on an antibiotic after we saw him in person the next day. Mom has been shaking, despondent, unable to walk, toilet, feed herself without the help of the aids in the assisted living memory care. She went from walking with a rolling walker to a wheelchair over night. After a week on the meds we went for a followup to see that she was healing. She is and we are now switching to topical antibiotics and another oral antibiotic to keep her from Staph as the shingles are on her buttocks. The problem is her being able to not care for herself in any way. He said there is a 50/50 chance she won't return to her prior cognitive/physical status and might have to be moved to a nursing home if she doesn't. We've been at AL Memory Care since March, 2017. She has gone fully demented before while having a uti but recovered all 3 times. This seems different and worse. Any hope of her "returning"?