My husband has later stage Alzheimer's and was put on hospice last week, but this up and down with his eating pattern is confusing. When he's not eating, I get very worried - and then when he eats OK for a couple of days, I get all hopeful again. He's been doing this not eating/eating thing for several weeks now. I realize that not eating is part of the dying process - but when he eats again, I would think that means he's not really in that process yet. In addition, he won't get or even sit up for several days - and then will sit up (with help) on the edge of the bed for an hour with me for a day or two - and may even sit in the chair next to his bed. He's lost a lot of weight with the up and down of his eating pattern - and speaks very little, but is alert. Hospice took him off all of his medication, with the exception of his anti-depressant. I swear I'm not naive and am not in denial, but I just don't think he's ready to go yet. He rallies regularly, so I was just wondering if this may just be regular behavior with dementia/AD?