Have been caregiving for mom for over 6 years, and she is bedridden and has dementia, alzheimers, COPD, and parkinson. Just in the past week or two I have seen a drastic difference going from small solid food to now requiring mashed food due to a parkinson twitch in her jaw which in combination with a COPD cough made it difficult to eat. She is now sleeping 24 hours a day and is not sundowning at night when I get up to change her.
This morning it took so long to get some oatmeal and ensure in her I put it in the blender and served it to her as a liquid; then its right back to sleep. She is also having night sweats and I am having to fully change her.
There is no temperture and her oxygen is fine; but is this a bad sign of things to come? I am worried and scared.
What am I looking at?