I know no two Alzheimer's sufferers show the same disease progression but I would really welcome people's views on my Mum. Mum, who has advanced AD, was admitted to hospital nearly three weeks ago after suffering some form of fit. ( That is another story in itself because the hospital wanted to discharge her home at 1.30 in the morning when she was virtually unconcious in A&E, claiming that her vitals were all OK and her blood tests showed no abnormality.) She is still in hospital and her decline has been marked both as a result of the attack and over the last 3 weeks. She no longer bears weight unless supported and can't walk. She shows no interest in food and drink but does drink and eat small amounts almost as an instinctive reaction when her lips are touched. She is a very sorry sight and spends most of the day slumped asleep in a chair. She awakens for seconds at a time, then falls asleep again. She is now extremely ill. I can't bear the thought of losing her but know that AD has only one inevitable outcome. From other people's experiences, how much longer does Mum's agony have to continue? I really would appresiate to hear of other people's experiences of this awful stage of AD. Thank you .