Mom is 97 and has lived with my husband and me since her 90th birthday, when she had a serious episode that left her severely dehydrated, unable to feed herself or otherwise use her hands for normal life tasks, disorientation to the present, and a further decrease in short term memory. In rehab, she recovered an amazing amount of physical functioning; not so much mental recovery. She has been and continues to be very easy to get along with, but also moves with more and more difficulty, has increasing incontinence issues, and sleeps more and more hours of the day. Medically, her body is still robust and she tells me that based on my family, I'll probably live a pretty long life. LOL So ... I'm just curious about how to not get taken by surprise if there are things I should recognize as warning signs. She seems healthy, but withdrawing from more and more of life. Any guidance appreciated.