Up until six months ago, we figured Mom was just suffering dementia, doing weird things, forgetting, etc from old age. At 100, we would expect that. But then the doctor said she has Alzheimers. At first we denied it, but based on the things she is doing now, I have to accept she does. Since she moved to AL a few weeks ago her symptoms have accelerated and I wonder what to expect next, how long this will go on before it gets worse and how it will get worse. She has increasing problems with incontinence, her short term memory is about 2 minutes long, she barely eats, she is paranoid and is writing little notes all over the place. In IL, she wrote on the refrigerator. Now she is writing notes on blank checks. She says she wants to go home which isn't surprising because she is miserable wherever she lives (but its as if she never lived 8 years in IL, she seems to have forgotten it completely) She is referring to her car and her dining room set - both of which were gone when we sold the house in 2006. The other day she asked whether her house was sold yet. She is looking for her social security checks. She can't remember how to get to her room, after almost three weeks there. (and it just means going to the elevator pushing the button for the 2nd floor and her room is right across from the elevator.) She only stays for 10 minutes at any event - then her attention span is gone and she leaves. But most frightening, I spent the day with her yesterday and took her to the audiologist. (She asked if I was taking her home to her house) Today my sister was there - Mom told her she hasn't seen me in weeks, she can't remember I was there or going to the audiologists. An hour after my sister left she called me and asked how my brother-in-law is. I said you just saw my sister. She didn't remember she was there. What stage is she in? What should I expect? What kind of plans should we make.