I've just gone to 24/7 care in my moms house as she almost burnt it down leaving the stove on. I've been in denial but no more. Short term does NY times crossword puzzles, drives with her aid, conversations in the present are fine with full recognition of family but her memory capacity is 5 minutes. Did not remember the fire dept was in the house half hour later. question is What to expect, she is on memory drugs, but seems she just hit the next degree of severity.