It's been six months since Barb came to Cottagewood memory care. Almost 10 years since Mayo Clinic's original mild cognitive impairment diagnosis. Then the Alzheimer's definition and the long slow decline followed. That decline speeded up dramatically two years ago. Two weeks ago are became eligible for hospice which falls under Medicare eligibility. The link below explains the characteristics of the final stage in this long journey. It is Carole C's blog one of life's little surprises. It is been very helpful to me and others to see what lies down the road ahead.