2 days ago, I visited my parents & helped my Mom do a TON of work around the house! Their whole 1st floor is now decluttered, new rugs my Mom bought put down, tables cleaned, carpet swept, etc. My parents now have that lifting apparatus to move my Dad to/from his bed to his wheelchair, so that helps a lot. A nurse & a home health aide come over quite regularly too. My Mom was told that if my Dad lives past a certain date in Jan, he'll be taken out the hospice category & the current equipment they have (bed, wheelchair, etc. will have to be switched out because Medi-Care or something similar will start taking over w/ coverage. Something that really impressed my Mom & I the other day was when I was visiting my parents. My Mom & I were talking, just having a regular conversation. My Dad was watching TV behind us & suddenly, my Dad interjects & says something that we were talking about. That of course means he was listening & following what we had been saying, even though the TV was on, etc.! Pretty good alertness & listening still for someone w/ dementia!