My understanding is that her children have not talked with her in 20 years. I have not see my cousins since I was two years old. Since, I have the DPOA for my Aunt and am the only family member in her life. The N/H advised me this past week that the doctor asked that Hospice take a look at my Aunt. She has now been accepted into this "program". Spoke to the Chaplain today who called. He said she has less than 6 months left and mentioned Alzheimer's. First time I heard both words concerning my Aunt. I think they should know but, of course, am afraid of their negative reactions, if any.