My sweet Mom was diagnosed four months ago with Early Alz. She pleaded to stay at home (she lives alone but I'm close by) as long as possible. She lives very simply, she's happy and content for now.
She doesn't drive or cook (I gladly do all that for her) as doesn't really remember how. She doesn't remember to take her medication, but again I help.
I know there's no magic time-line to tell me exactly how long she can live on her own... Does anyone have this experience and can suggest how long before she starts really slipping? I've already found a facility near me that is terrific. She and I are the only left in our family, but I have a supportive husband and kids... maybe six months? A year? Am I asking an impossible question? Would a neurology workup help me get an answer? Thank you all for the wonderful support I find here.