My husband was showing changes in 2016. He was a mail contractor, (driving all day) . He couldn't remember how to get places he went all the time. He finally retire in 2018. He is on medication but it not really helping. I got this schedule off of this sight. I figure he is between 4 or 5. This disease is very challenging. Mood swings and he is constantly in deep thought. He is 75 and I am 72. Hope this list helps.
The system may be further broken down – for instance, 6a, 6b, and so forth – to describe incremental changes.
Stage 1: No symptoms are detectable.
Stage 2: Mild memory problems that may be seen as part of normal aging.
Stage 3: Friends and family begin to notice memory loss and a very mild decline of cognitive function.
Stage 4: Symptoms are apparent. People have trouble with simple math, cannot manage their finances, and lose short-term memory.
Stage 5: People begin to need help with daily activities but can still usually bathe themselves and use the bathroom independently. Memory loss and confusion increase, but they can still remember some details, usually about their youth and childhood.
Stage 6: Constant supervision is required. Many people require professional care at this point. People may wander off. Loss of bowel and bladder control is common.
Stage 7: In the final stage of Alzheimer’s, death is near. People can no longer communicate and do not respond to their environments. Every activity of life requires assistance. Control over movements is lost, and they may no longer be able to swallow.
I've been told they kind of float between stages. My Mom had a sudden drop in clarity (what there was) 2 weeks ago and a gal from the Alzheimer's Assoc suggested that we set up palliative care. Your Mom sounds far worse off so I would agree that she's at the end stage of the disease.
That a hard question unless you have a diagnose. My husband refuses to do that but after reading up on alzheimers. With is symptons he fell on moderate or middle. He can't remember days. Short term memory is bad so when he says or does something it's lost five minutes later. Lost all social skills can not handle. Crowds even family upset if out of normal what are some of sign your love one has
Our hospice team told us my mom is in Stage 7. She can barely walk with assistance. She sleeps alot, incontinent, rarely talks, has to have assistance with everything.
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