Won't get out of bed, hasn't eaten in 7 days

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   Posted 5/6/2015 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I would love to know if this is symptom before passing away. Anyone know? We are considering home hospice care.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 5/7/2015 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
It would help if you posted a lot more information.

Not eating for seven days would be bad for anyone at any age. But from what I understand, a person can go weeks without food. Not drinking water for a weak would be much more dangerous.

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   Posted 5/7/2015 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure about the water. I'll check on that. I appreciate your feedback. We are looking into hospice care for her. She is in her early 60s and has had Alzheimer's for quite a few years now. She can't talk much. Tries but can't formulate words.

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   Posted 5/7/2015 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Sadly, yes these are signs that she has entered the end stages.

Alzheimer's is such a cruel and unforgiving disease. :(
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