My mum who up till last week could walk, short distances within upstairs where her room is and occasionally when mid UTI etc has even managed the stairs alone..when we slept etc. If we were with her when walking we accompanied or assisted depending on how steady she was. Anyway, last week she complained of painful ankle, yelping in pain and enough for me to call NHS who recommended ambulance who on arrival did lots of checks and were borderline to taking her to A&E for Xray but we all decided against it so GP gave painkillers....then after couple of days of managing to transfer from bed to chair/commode next to bed mum now complains both feet are sore and cant stand. So to my question, for those with immobile/bed ridden PWD how did the transition from mobile happen, could mums painful feet simply be the next stage and she will stop weightbaring and become dependant on someone moving her? She has suffered from arthritis her whole life but has been in remission for probably last ten years or so with no pains. She winces when her feet are touched. Probably not related but last week she was more lucid than she has been for ages but today ( after a lousy night) has all but stopped speaking. Her usual routine is to be in bed apart from meals and personal care and probably at stage 6 of 7 on the dementia scale.