Mam had a visit at the care home from her doctor who could not believe the difference in her since she last seen her in her home just before christmas. In fact she had to go and look at the photos in her room as she thought they had took her to the wrong lady. She confirmed that she is having mini strokes possibly about 4 last week and she can see no period of stability happening and she is now at the severe stage of vascular dementia. She said she doesn't think she has much longer with us. Everyone concerned with her care say they haven't seen anyone decline with this illness so quickly. We only started experiencing any sort of problems with her memory about september last year. We have been to the care home today to talk about our wishes etc for the end of her life. They are brilliant and are going to nurse her to the end. Just can't get my head around how she was just a few weeks ago and now we are having to deal with all this. Went shopping for a mothers day card today and had to stop cos i thought i was going to start crying in the shop. I feel so sad about how this awful illness has taken her from us so quickly and scared about how it is all going to end.