My mother has vascular dementia. I've been reading up on vascular dementia. There is so little that is certain about it. There's no timeline. It can go on for a long, long time, sometimes without any change and other times with major changes. I read that death is usually due to stroke or heart attack.
I'm fortunate my mother can still do her ADLs pretty well. The VaD leads to a huge question about what to do. Her diet is not the best and she rarely exercises. She's 89, so is it okay to let her just enjoy the food she can eat (diabetes)? Or should I encourage her to eat more healthy and get more exercise? I don't want to add a lot of stress to her life by nagging her to do things she doesn't want to do.