Hi all, I'm new to this forum. My mum was moved to a nursing home last week after spending 8 weeks in hospital. She is on an end of life pathway. Prior to the move to the nursing home mum had some speech, although quite faint. We couldn't always understand what mum was saying but a lot of words were clear even if jumbled up. She was laughing, but silently. Since the move last Wednesday mum has not uttered a single word. Her mouth is permanently open, it never moves. She's not eaten or drank since last Wednesday. She barely ate in the hospital, 6 tsps food a day at most. The day after the move from hospital she never opened her eyes once. Mum is only on her Parkinson's medication now. Morphine as and when required which hasn't been much to be honest. Is mum's mouth being wide open part of late stage dementia? Why has this happened since the move or is it coincidence? Why has she stopped speaking This is heartbreaking.