My mother recently turned 64 years old. She started showing signs of forgetfulness 7-8 years ago.
Diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2013.
She is still mobile - but needs guidance and assistance - especially difficult with stairs.
She is incontinent at night, and partially incontinent during the day. Needs to be taken to toilet frequently to see if she needs to go.
Until recently she could still eat at least half a meal on her own before needing to be fed the rest.
During the last two months her eating had deteriorated rapidly. She needs to be fed everything, and only handles pureed food.
The last two days she has been refusing to eat from a spoon. We needed to liquify everything and give it via a mug.
I am very scared of what we will do when she refuses to drink... What can we try? Any tips on how to get liquids and food in. This has been such a rapid deterioration over a very short time...