Hello. I am new here. This is my 1st time experiencing a family member with alzheimer's. My mom, who was diagnosed 7 years ago with alzheimers, has been sleeping more. She sleeps around 17 hours a day now. It is getting harder to wake her when I visit in the mornings. She has 24/7 round the clock care at home and is bedridden from a fall. She is also in diapers. My brother, who is her guardian, insists she is doing great. Because she still eats and can connect to people, I am concerned that we can get easily fooled and as a result, miss signs of progression. I was wondering, under the circumstances I am describing, how long until they start to have difficulty with eating? I am really scared that my brother is missing the signs.