Stages of Alzheimer’s disease

IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THE DISEASE AFFECTS EACH PERSON DIFFERENTLY

Early Stage Signs and Symptoms

  • Short term memory loss
  • loss of focus/concentration
  • Disorganized
  • Taking longer with normal daily tasks
  • Trouble handling money/paying bills
  • Difficulty walking
  • Depression

 

Middle Stage Signs and Symptoms

  • Increase memory loss
  • Increase loss of focus
  • Does not recognise family and friends
  • Disorientation to time and place
  • Difficulty with language and problems with reading, writing and numbers
  • Personality changes
  • Inappropriate outbursts
  • Loss of inhibition
  • Repetition of movements/statements
  • Bowel and bladder incontinence
  • Disrupted sleep patterns
  • Visual-spatial problems
  • Sadness or depression

 

Late Stage Signs and Symptoms

  • Dependent for all care
  • Totally incontinent
  • Inability to communicate verbally
  • Weight loss
  • Increased sleep
  • Difficulty swallowing

 

 

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