My mom 93 had a stroke (they think)nearly 2 years ago leaving her with asphasia, and some memory loss.we placed her in residential care where she was settling...communication was difficult but she could walk with cane, dress and use bathroom, eat well and she is vision impaired. 6 months ago she fell, went into hospital, no damages but perhaps a TIA. She was there 6 weeks as she would not eat or try to walk, very agitated and needed one on one care due to falls out of bed. She was discharged with some dementia signs into a nursing home. We felt she would pass soon as she was not eating and drinking a little. She has had UTI's and chest infections, drinks little and brings up mucus. She has lost half her body weight and gets bruises. She calls out to her mother, sisters (deceased) and once said she was terrified. The NH and GP will not confirm end of life, but how long must she suffer like this? I live overseas, have been over twice this year and worry about when to leave my family and come back for her last days. She seems to know my sister but not any grandkids who have visited or any photos.