Mum is still able to hold a conversation but will often pause or stop mid sentence. She jokes to us that "I can't live forever you know" and that its just part of getting old but it is hard for the family and those who she is so precious to. She does seem in good spirits still and doesn't complain - which has always been her way!
Dad Pattemore too is struggling with his age and is quite forgetful and weak of body these days, which is fair enough for being in his 90s! So mum's lessened mobility is an extra burden on him also, and especially Dorothy and Colin who are caring for them.
May God just give them joy and peace even with their current situation.