- Posted by gwtadmin
- On September 14, 2016
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While most of the stages here are accurate the disease can also be fast acting on some patients. Common Stages of Alzheimers Disease Progression.
Stage 1 (Mild) Duration can be typically 2 to 4 years
Patients become less energetic and spontaneous and even numb to their environment.
Behaviour is noticeably different and patient can be frustrated easily.
Getting lost is very common as is deliberately seeking places they remember for long ago
Repetitive questions and conversations even after having responses
Losing things or misplacing them in odd places keys in the teabags jar as an example
Noticeable changes in personality and mood swings
Stage 2 (Moderatly Effected):
Duration can be from 2 to 10 years
Clearly disabling the patient’s normal activities.
Forgetting recent events and their personal history
More disoriented and disconnected from reality
Speech problems may arise and understanding of current events
Reading and writing are difficult
Stage 3 (Severe):
Third stage often referred to as the final stage may last from 1 to 3 years
Patients lose the ability to feed themselves, speak may be severely effected.
Their memory worsens and may become almost non-existent sitting in silence staring into space.
They will sleep often and grunting or moaning can be common.
They may completely be unable to recognize even close family members
Can also be unable to control bodily functions