We are waiting for a room to open up in an AL facility. She is first on the list. In the meantime, the IL facility has been patient for the last two months allowing her to stay, but knowing she has progressive dementia and told us they won't renew her lease. Christmas Eve was an eye opener for all of us. Her dementia and memory has gotten so much worse over the past month I can see almost a day to day deterioration. She couldn't understand the plans we had for the holidays although I wrote them down in several places, including the whiteboard - which she had erased, why I don't know. She didn't recognize a couple of the relatives, remained silent almost the entire evening, ate little, and kept forgetting what happened two minutes ago. She seemed to be in her own world. I live in fear I will get a call any day saying "come get her, she doesn't know where she is". Life is cruel, she is healthy physically, but at this rate, mentally she will become a living vegetable in six months. She will be 100 next week. I feel sad saying this, but a person can live too long especially if there is no quality or awareness of life any more. How long can a person with alzheimers at her age go on when they reach the point they are totally unaware of what is going on around them? This is so very sad and frightening.