My husband has later stage Alzheimer's and has been declining over the past several weeks. I care for him at home by myself as all of our family live out of state. I also work full-time, but work from home 2 days/wk - so 3 days/wk, I've been taking him to an Alzheimer's day care while I go into the office. But he's become too weak and frail to do that any more - so I've hired in-home help. He won't let the in-home help come near him and so doesn't eat at all during the day while I'm at the office - and only eats/drinks a little when I come home. They try and put food and Ensure on his bed table, but he ignores it. Even when I'm with him during the day, he eats/drinks very little. He can't/won't get up up, so I'm cleaning/changing him in bed, which I don't feel is adequate. I'm mentally, emotionally and physically exhausted. Tomorrow, I'm going to ask his neurologist to place an order for a hospice evaluation, but I was wondering how long he can continue with very little food or liquid - or not getting up at all?