Mum, 82, lives with us and has late stage alzheimers. How long she's got we don't know. Im struggling with feeding her. She is holding her food, not taking the food and/or falling quickly to sleep with food in her mouth. Hydrating is a bit easier, but I'm relentless in continuing to offer her fluids. She's stage one re thickener, has all the forticep/ensure supplements as directed by dietician and DNurses are telling me to feed/hydrate her when awake. Every half hour is different. Her condition is very variable. Has/is anyone going through the same? I feel I am going mad. Family say, 'feed her this, have you tried that?' I feel under enormous pressure he keep her fed and hydrated and sometimes I question if I am 'force feeding her' Bet that sounds awful!