My 58 yr old husband is in mid- early late stage. Our Dr told me to that to read the different stages on the Alzheimer's web site. And going by his last (2 weeks) cognitive test, he doesn't score . But he can still manage his personal care and toileting.
My husband sounds like yours @ 558Janice.He can manage his own personal bathroom care at this time but all other puts him in the catagory of stage 6, according to the Alzheimers reading room that was just sent to me today. They have 7 stages . As everyone is different , your loved one may not show all of the symptoms of each catagory. I believe these are just guesstamates .
I have been basing my hubby's stage by Teepa Snow's Gem system. I believe that he is in the second last stage. BUT he is also showing some signs of the last stage , (The Pearl ) stage. His last specialist appointment she wrote Severe Dementia /Alzheimers. Don't know if this helps anyone figure out their loved one's stage.
I know I found a very good list of the stages and what to expect. That helped us figure it out. We are thinkingthat mom is going out of 5 and into 6. She can still use the bathroom and dress herself most of the time but sometimes needs help. In the last couple of weeks I have noticed worsening symptoms of sun downing. And there are nights she has been restless and some nights she sleeps peacefully.
I actually thought a neurologist could tell us, but he was useless.
i agree that he is in all the stages but lately needing more prompts in dressing and performing activities. Earlier in his disease, i was watching the stages and how he showed signs into the next one. Now since each day is a new day, i am not concerned about stages just to make each day the best. I know i cant determine how long we will be in any stage.