My mother is 85 years old and in Stage 6 Alzheimer's disease. She recently lost the ability to swallow pills, because she forgets how to do it, and I started crushing her pills and mixing them with pudding. Now she is losing the ability to swallow any food which is not almost liquid. She can't eat a poptart, and is losing ability to swallow even pancakes. All I can get her to eat is macaroni and cheese and pudding. This is happening very suddenly in the past several days. Does anyone have any idea what is going on, based on your experience? She is often incontinent, but I have a strict bathroom schedule for her.