My MIL has lost her words, seems to not recognize us. She has had rapid deterioration due to Alz. during the last 2 years. Scores about 7 on the mini-mental (max 30). Unable to explain if something is bothering her...just says "it's not right"; takes scissors to her hair (we got all the scissors out of the room finally). I don't know if hospice is appropriate? Doctor mentioned it in passing a month ago. ... also, how are we going to communicate with her when she can't manage her hearing aids any more?