Mum has been in her nursing home for over 3 years following being sectioned for 9 months with mixed dementia. About 2 months ago she stopped eating more than a few mouthfuls a day, and sometimes she would go a whole day without fluid. Then a month ago she stopped getting out of bed and was being turned every two hours. It seems that the end is near as the doctor phoned yesterday to say that there was a notable deterioration since he last saw a couple of weeks ago and all the staff could do is keep her comfortable. I made what I think is the logical conclusion to that, that the end is approaching soon. I went and sat with her for a few hours yesterday evening and she had her eyes half closed the whole time, occasionally crying out, and responsive with a word or two when the nurses were doing their checks, but apart from that was in her own world. It seems ridiculous how upset I am as I thought I had done my grieving. We have both taken the day off work today to go and sit with her. I feel so badly for my husband as we only lost his mum a few months ago. I know there is probably nothing new in this post to help anyone else. I was praying for her to go yesterday to get it over with.