I've noticed Mom not taking a shower for a couple of weeks. Instead, she is taking a bird bath in the bathroom sink. She lives in AL with as needed assistance. I know that she will transition into fully assisted sooner than later. I can't help but wonder where she will be in 6 months, a year, etc. She is declining before my eyes. She says she's not hungry, too, but when I go to the dining room with her she eats everything I ask them to bring her. For those of you who have passed this stage, what else can I expect? I moved her into the AL facility a week ago and she loves it, has adjusted well, and has already forgotten where she moved from. With her having Vascular dementia combined with Alzheimer's I'm wondering if she is declining faster than normal. She is 83, turning 84 in March. Thanks for any comments.