My mom was diagnosed with dementia 2 years ago. Once on meds she has been pretty good. I went away for a week and my siblings each took her for 2 days. She came back a little disoriented and having trouble swallowing. Stopped eating and ended up in hospital. Electrolytes were way off and diagnosed her with congestive heart failure. Then went to rehab. Didn't eat much and needed assistance for everything. Then went to assisted living. She kept saying she wants to die. Refused therapy, hardly ate and sat all day with eyes closed. Now she has declined so much they move her like a rag doll. No strength to even sit on edge of bed. Eats 1 egg for breakfast and only 5% of her lunch and dinner. She seems so spacey now and hardly talks. I can't believe that she could take care of herself 2 months ago and now she is an invalid. Hospice is taking over today. Any ideas how long she has?