I wanted to introduce myself. I've joined this community to learn more about how to help and care for my MIL, who will likely be coming to live with us in the next couple of months. She is 81 and was diagnosed with AD about three years ago. Her decline has been fairly gradual -- though, because we live six hours away, we don't see the everyday reality on a consistent basis. She still knows who she is and knows all of us -- and is still able to function, more or less, on her own -- provided she has live-in support. I don't know what to expect in terms of her care. One of the biggest issues is weight loss -- she simply doesn't eat or perhaps forgets that she hasn't eaten. I have so many questions -- but, first, I just wanted to say hello and tell you a bit about my story. Thanks.
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