Hi I posted a few weeks ago explaining that after an infection my mum seemed like she'd aged about 20 years no exaggeration! She's no better and has been admitted to hospital from her care home as she seemed to be deteriorating as stopped eating and barely drinking. A month ago she could walk, talk, eat. I saw her yesterday and she's writhing around in bed, legs tring to get out, cannot really speak. She acknowledges my presence and wants to hold hands but that's all she's able to do. A speech and language therapist has recommended soft puréed food. I just cannot believe she's changed soooo quickly! She may have had a TIA that no one picked up on, but all doctors can currently diagnose is progression of the dementia. My mum is only 72. Really wasn't expecting such rapid deterioration!