My mom is 85 in a nursing home on hospice. Has been there 6months. Originally was there for rehab after finding out she had bad chf. Also discovered kidney failure. Has been a diabetic for 45-50 years. Is on oxygen 24/7 for her chf. She was walking with walker before with some mild dementia signs. In last 6 months, she no longer walks, very unsteady on her feet, falls often, forgets to ring call bell for help,has times of incontinence and dementia is very bad. Every day have to explain where she is. She recognizes me, I'm there everyday, but others it takes her a while or maybe she's faking and doesn't really know who they are. She doesn't know the same nurses from day to day. Sometimes very paranoid and accusing. Thinks people take her places at night and leave her and she has to walk back. Nurses at night take her out and get her drunk, she has never been a drinker.Sad and draining. Some days she can't figure how to hold a spoon and feed herself. Some days like today is like someone turned off the light switch. Just stares into space when I talk to her not understanding anything. Was good talking, then started falling asleep and not coherent. Frequent bladder infections. Hospice says this can go on for either a short time or years. Does any one have any similar experiences.