Hi everyone I’m new to this forum and just looking for advice from anyone who has experienced the end of life stage in dementia. My mum has had dementia for 17 years now, and a week ago 3 separate doctors advised that she was seriously unwell and needed end of life care. At that point, she was bed bound and in pain, so they started injecting morphine into her. She was having the odd spoonful of weetabix and had to have her fluid injected into her mouth as she was unable to drink by herself. Two days later, we got a call to say they were going to insert a syringe driver to administer morphine on a more regular basis. Two days following this, she was no longer eating and couldn’t swallow any more, so she is now being given liquids on a sponge that she can suck. We are now one week down the line since the initial phone call, and we have just had another call to say her breathing pattern has now changed and is more laboured... I just wondered if there was anyone out there who could give some guidance on how long their loved one lived from the point where their breathing pattern had changed, and they were unable to swallow any more? It’s so hard watching her like this. Thanks in advance.