Hi Wondered if any of you had had experience of a sudden rapid progression of dementia? My mum has been very feisty and agressive for a long time. She's had an awful couple of years being sectioned for 6 months then put in a care home which she sees as a complete imprisonment. She's been depressed and angry. However suddenly I visited her and her neck was hunched down, she didn't attempt to lift her head at all. She seemed very quiet and withdrawn. Her voice was so quiet. Anyway a bad cold was going round care home and because she'd caught it and was acting so differently they sent her to A &E. She was treated for a possible urine or chest infection but they couldn't confirm it was for sure. She was only in hospital 1 night. Anyway she still is the same, hunched over, withdrawn, quiet. She is also now not drinking. Care home are monitoring her fluid intake but she will only take a couple of sips. Im baffled. Is she ill? Or is this the dementia progressing?! She's put up such a fight for so long I wonder if this is just as much misery as she can take and her body's giving up. Thanks Sarah.