My Mother is in a nursing home. She has had dementia for at least 10 years she lived on her on for about 3 of those years and then moved in with us for 5 years. She started falling alot so we decided to send her to rehab and she has been in a nursing home since. She recenlty had a upper respiratory infection and since then she has completely stopped eating. She didn't eat much before but now she has completely stopped. Her drinking has slowed down too. I just don't know if it is because of the respiratory infection which is gone now or if I should call hospice in.