My mom who just turned 75 (has dementia) had a UTI 2 months ago and by the time she was admitted to the hospital with fever and extreme fatigue was diagnosed with sepsis with gram negative bacteria. Doctor said she wasn't going to make it. (Kind of long question so bear with me) Surprising all of us, after 10 days, 2 different antibiotics and i.v. fluids she recovered enough to go to skilled nursing. During 2 week skilled nursing she improved each day- went from unable to feed herself or walk on her own, to feeding herself and walking with a walker. I Moved her back to assisted living with an increased level of care. For the past few weeks ago she's been walking w/ walker, feeding herself, watching TV and although she seemed to be more confused and slept more than before she seemed to be doing well. Unfortunately 1 week ago, she fell asleep on her couch, rolled off and broke her clavicle! What seems to be overnight to me, over this past week, she has declined SO much. She can no longer feed herself, is extremely weak, very delusional, sleeps most of the day and night and twitches and shakes, talks to people who are not there and doesn't really make any sense when she does talk to us. She also has a grimace on her face, is pulling at her blanket, staring upwards and reaching often when she's asleep. Is mom dying? I'm there everyday and have had to hire home health at night. She is very thirsty and still eating a little but only if we feed her. Hospice is coming on Monday to assess her and I have a long term care facility coming on Tues. I've been told by a friend (who's mother died of dementia) she thinks my mom is in her last days. BUT the RN at her AL says she thinks mom has several months to live and we need to move her to a long term care facility. The main reason I'm turning to you all with this question is I desperately do not want to move her if she only has a short time to live. I know you all have no way of knowing for sure but would love to know your opinion or past experiences. I've always received wonderful advice on this forum! This has all been so heartbreaking and I just hate to see my mom traumatized more than she already has been..