Is he still living? What do you mean that the Vascular got the upper hand in the end? Yes-sweets are her complete favorite. She always says she's not hungry, yet you put anything sweet under her nose and she gobbles it up. That's interesting to me- I've read because that's about all they can taste? Is that right? She was diagnosed a year ago with just "dementia" and this past summer with Vascular. But looking back, I'm thinking she has been dealing with this for 3+ years so far at least. Does that mean we are near the end? Does the sweets, loosing the ability to walk, constipation - are these end stage things?