We admitted my mom to an assisted care/memory center a couple of years ago. Her short term memory has been failing for years. She knows who we are but didn't remember what happened an hour ago. She kept asking to go home every time I visited. She is 93 years old. The doctor at the center said she is now in the last stage of dementia and advised that we call in Hospice. They also removed her from her medications, except for pain/anxiety meds. She was sleeping all the time, her fingers and toes turned blue and she was no longer eating. She had lost 40 pounds in three months and refused to eat. She would drink through a straw though. We called her priest to give her the Last Rites and waited for her to die any day but something strange has happened. A few days ago I went to the center to visit and her fingers and toes were back to normal. She wouldn't get out of bed but she was alert. The nurse said she's been eating again (they feed her at her bedside). Even though she's reverted to being mean again and asking to go home every few minutes, I can't help but think that she is getting better. Is dementia reversible? Even when the doctor says she's in the later stages. This past few years have been rough on my sister and I. Just the thought of going all through this again makes me want to cry. Does that make me selfish? Probably. If anyone on this site has gone through a relative seemingly close to dying and getting better, please let me know. This is very confusing.