Joan, there are seven stages of alzheimers. You can find the information on the internet by googling stages of alzheimers and it will describe each stage. Goodluck
My dad cant talk or walk he is in a broda chair he still feeds himself, however, that is becoming a challenge. He has good days and bad. sometimes he can say a whole sentence other days he just stares at you. the one sentence that he has not forgotten yet is " I love you" I'd say he's in the last stage but this stage is a long one. He has had Alzheimer's for 13 years.
I have also searched on the Internet to determine my mother's stage and it is very difficult to come up with a concrete answer. There are so many scales. One is 1-30 and another is 7 stages. Recently her doctor said she was an 8 out of ten. Ten being the latest stage. You can get a rough idea by the charts on the internet but as individuals vary so much in specific skills it isn't a true number. I would ask the doctor at the next check up what they would estimate .
Hi Joan, like Trisha I find labeling the stage to be of no real value. (My guess is my RAC is somewhere between late mid- and early late-stages of mixed vascular and Alzheimer's.) I think some of us look at the stages as having time frames and that perhaps knowing which one may give us an idea of how long our loved one may live or retain certain functions. In my experience the differences in pace and ability retention
are just too individual to make any projections. We just keep trucking and trying to enjoy whatever pieces of life we can.
hi, someone else on here mentioned it and I finally got around to it. Its amazing how distracted one gets living with alz.......have been going to look this up for ages and get distracted every time.....its good, isnt it. however I think its so hard to define a 'stage' as Mum changes from day to day.....and things affect her like last night she went to bed late and all day she has been quiet but no trouble but her brain doesnt function as well as it can. hugs