My 86 year old mother has Dementia and was wheelchair bound due to her legs contracting. 2months ago started screaming continually. She is on Hospice due to the fact that I was taking care of her at home after she had to leave assisted living and could use the assistance that Hospice provide. She is in mid to last stage of Alziemers. One night she started screaming and would not stop. I called the hospice nurse who arranged for her to be carried to one of their facilities. They got her there and said that she was dying and in pain. I told them that I did not think she has a bladder infection because she always screams after she urinate and has said that her stomach hurt. They started her on morphine right away and told me she had less than 7 days to live. She is now hooked on morphine and is worse that she was before.