Mum has deteriorated very quickly since recent hospital admission for broken hip. She is now in a local nursing home near my brother and 10 miles from me. Very little eaten and drunk for past 2 weeks, increasingly weak and now in bed all day for the first time. doctor visited yesterday and consulted re DNR, which I fully agree with. It just seems to have happened rather suddenly,but I guess huge weight loss and incoherence were signs. Mum has had AD for 7/8 years and aged 91. I guess that I'm feeling very sad at this end stage, and just looking for support really.