Hi Kathy! There is some great information in the Resources section! If you are on the website, click on the 3 bars in the upper right corner, and go to the section called Resources. From there you should see the magnifying glass icon - if you type in “Stages” the first article that pops up is great! It explins the Three Stage, Five Stage and Seven Stage models. Figuring out what stage your loved one is in just means matching the symptoms your loved one is showing to the descriptions. My Mom has never really fit squarely in one box - she always seems to have drawn a little from different stages. I agree with Robert that focusing on addressing symptoms is the practical day to day concern we all have, but it can help to read a little about the next stages to be able to recognize what is coming up and take necessary steps to get ready. Hope this helps! Sending hugs and support!❤️
Kathy, here is a link which will be helpful in understanding the stages of ALZ:
To determine the stage in which your loved one is in, simply read the description of each stage and pick the one that fits the best.
You should be aware that there is much discussion about whether-or-not breaking the progression of ALZ into stages is useful. The stages are broadly worded and it is common for one patient to have symptoms from multiple stages. You will have to decide for yourself if it is helpful to know your loved one’s stage in ALZ. Personally, I’m concerned about my wife’s symptoms and don’t find it useful to categorize her by stage.
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