My father passed away almost a year ago (Jan. 15 2020) from pancreatic cancer. My mom has been depressed and alone alot due to COVID restrictions. While we know she has been depressed and grieving, it is hard to imagine extreme grief would be the issues with her balance, falling and cognitive decline. My siblings and I started noticing she was not 'right' in the fall with her personality, repeating things more than usual, forgetting and misplacing things often and recently, she has been falling and has poor balance. She fell 4 different times over the last two weeks with the last one happening in her shower a week ago. She has refused to follow up with her doctor but my brother was able to take her to urgent care who then sent her to the ER and she was admitted to the hospital. Since being admitted, she is very confused, sounds weak, doesn't know where she is, has tried leaving in the middle of the night and is saying and seeing things that are outrageous. MRI and scans do not show a stroke or anything unusual, according the her doctor. I asked about UTI, bloodwork (she has diabetes and arthritis) and blood panels and all seem ok along with medication. He said he administered the MOCA assessment and she scored a 14 out of 30. She will be going to a care facility soon for PT/OT rehab. Has anyone else experienced this and is her 'dementia' reversible where if she gets back balance and strength, she could return home, and live alone? She is 73 and lives in a handicap accessible/one story home. My siblings and I all work full time and cannot be her caregivers if she returns home. I am struggling with grief and guilt as I was the one who instructed she go to the urgent care to see if she hit her head or was injured in her fall and thought maybe she was experiencing mini strokes or was not taking her medicine correctly. I did not expect that she would still be in the hospital and be sentenced to life in a facility with no chance of returning home. I am writing to see if anyone else has experienced something similar with a parent and advice. Thanks and sorry for such a long post.