Hi everyone Since I last posted on here things have moved on a pace. Unfortunately following an event at home my MIL was taken into hospital and stayed there for a month. She is frailer and we have been told needs 24-hour care by the hospital social worker. She went into a nursing home for an initial six week assessment period yesterday but we fear she won't be going home. Her mental state has really deteriorated and she is very confused. Some days she believes my husband (her son) is her brother and on other days she can be lucid. She tends to slip in and out of reality. We have been ringing her everyday as we live abroad but are coming to the UK to see her next week. I just wondered if other people have experience of how fast dementia has worsened for their relatives. My MIL has mixed dementia - Vascular and Alzheimer's. I look forward to hearing from anyone with any thoughts about this. We both feel very sad that things have accelerated so fast and fear her morale will go down when she realises she is staying in a home what looks to be permanently. Many thanks.