Hi there, I'm new to this forum but I was wondering if anybody can help me? My mother is 54 and is in the late stages of AD. I live away from home and don't get to see her very ofter. When I saw her a few days ago, she had lost a lot of weight. My sister says that she (my mother) has been eating really well but losing weight anyway. Anything I've read about this suggests that death probably isn't too far away, but it's difficult to find anything conclusive. I know it's not a pleasant topic but I was wondering if anybody has had experience with this. I guess I just want to prepare myself as far as possible.