My mom is 78 this year and has Alzheimer’s for 13 years. She has had a slow decline going through all the stages and now she’s bedbound, doubly incontinent, can only say one or two words, cannot sit up, cannot feed herself, has to be spoon fed a soft diet. She grinds her teeth almost constantly and she’s stiffening up all over, all her muscles feel rigid.
She eats sooo much, she’s like a fish as soon as something is put to her face her mouth automatically opens so she eats and eats whatever is given to her. She never refuses.
She's had so many infections, skin breakdown, stroke like events yet she goes on and on. This is so hard to bear - she’s been at this end stage 7 for over 3 years now and there’s no end in sight. I feel so bad for saying it but I wish she’d stop eating, she’s gaining weight if anything and it’s not going to change anything. It’ll just mean she’ll go on and on and on for more years. It’s killing me to see her like this, please I just want peace for her.
Has anyone else felt like this? I feel so guilty.