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My Mom did the same thing in the last 2 weeks of her life.

Every so often she would close her eyes. The weird thing was, she was lucid when it happened.
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Probably too much visual stimulation to process at this point. Sorry.
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In later dementia there can be visual problems that make the world even more confusing, I think that they are closing their eyes to block that out.

https://dailycaring.com/dementia-and-eyesight-an-expert-explains-common-changes-and-behaviors-video/
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Early signs of body shut down it's trying to relax
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This could be this early signs that the body is ready to shut down . Watch for molten of skin ( discoloration of skin) normally around heels of feet elbows and hands . Ears will fold in . That is how some people react to letting the body takes its course.
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