Hi all. Haven't been here in a while. My mom is 85 and has had 24/7 care since a stroke almost 2 years ago that left her paralyzed on one side. At first, she was able to sit in the wheelchair for a long time, wanted to go out to eat when possible, and was chatty and wanting me to Google certain celebrities and read about them to her. She's slowly become less enthusiastic about all of that, and her short-term memory continues to get worse. She used to want visitors. Lately, she never wants to get out of bed or do anything, really. She says she is never bored (she is "cogitating") nor is she depressed. I am an only child and visit her 2-3 times a week, but lately she doesn't have much to say and, in fact, seems kind of stressed about feeling like she has to engage. Even if I or my kids sit there quietly, she'll say maybe we should go. I think she feels self-conscious about not having much to say. Today I asked her if she ever thinks about dying and she said no, why would I ask such a ridiculous question. She has a tremendous life force and has bounced back after so many illnesses and personal tragedies. I don't think she actually does think about or want to die, yet she is definitely not living. I'm not sure whether to keep visiting her or just call. It takes me a while to get to her apartment. I will visit her, but maybe not as often. It seems somewhat stressful for her.