i Hve just joined this forum tonight and would really appreciate some advise on my lovely mum who is in a care home with Dementia. Mum was taken in to hospital for a 6 week assessment last May. While she was in there my "Fit as a fiddle" Dad had a massive stroke and after 5 weeks in ihospital he died . Mums decline has been so rapid since she went into that care home and now is a shell of the lovely woman she was. We are a close family and she gets lots of visits and so far seems to recognise us all. In the last month or so Mums head has been down, with her chin almost resting on her chest. She does not seem to be able to put it up and eating and drinking is very difficult for her. I sit on the floor when I visit so that I can see her. She can hold a cup and drink from it as long as its full but can't put her head back to empty the cup. I have asked the staff at the home, who are lovely patient and kind, They dont know why this is happening and say its part of the illness. Mum also stores food in her mouth and sometimes struggles to swallow it. I know that none of this is "Normal" but would like to ask if anyone has ever heard on this happening and what can I do about it?