My mom has severe dementia. She doesn't make sense alot of the time with her words. Can not dress, shower or fix food for herself. Wanders around in the house and finds it hard to sit still. Is afraid to ride in the car due to thinking the sky is water and she is afraid of water. Thinks people are telling her things to do, she says that lady told me to do that. Looks at magazine pictures and talks to the people and even kisses some of them. Eats only the same few things daily. Was always a picky eater but now not recognizing some foods. She does eat because I fix the same things she likes, not sure she would eat in a facility. If she doesn't like it she wont eat it. So many things she will not eat now that she use to love. Basically her meals are pancakes for breakfast, maybe a hamburger from fast food and peanut butter toast with honey and cinnamon and apple sauce for supper. Some cookies and candy. Still drinks water but needs reminders. Needs help going the bathroom, but still knows she needs to go. Gets ornery and says don't tell me what to do. She is not always in reality and it has been difficult these last 2 years. She is afraid to sleep by herself and constantly is looking for me. She doesn't always listen to me and that frustrates me, because she is not in her right mind. She needs to be watched most of the day so she does not put 3 shirts on and 5 pairs of socks and underwear over her pants. Puts shoes on the wrong feet. She tried to touch hot iron and just doesn't know things anymore. I slept with her every night for the first year she was with me, she would try to get up in the night and wander around. Now I sleep with her until she falls asleep and wake up at 6am and sneak back in her bed. She has this blank stare and doesn't blink just stares. That does scare me. She is still in good health besides not liking food, but if she doesn't like their food Im afraid she won't eat. Thats what scares me the most. There isn't really anything she would eat at a restaurant she is just that picky. She needs constant watching is that even possible? Let me know your thoughts as I am trying to medicaid approval for somewhere.