EARLY, MIDDLE, LATE
EARLY STAGE-1st Stage
MIDDLE STAGE 2nd Stage
LATE STAGE-3rd Stage
- Lasts 2-4 years
- Judgement decreases
- Repeats things words & actions
- Recent memory loss
- Progressive forgetfulness
- Loss of Spontaneity
- Too easily confused
- Personality changes
- Gets disorientated (time & place)
- Less outgoing
- Lasts 2-12 years-(Longest Stage)
- Increased memory loss- Hard to recognize family and friends.
- Some muscle twitching and jerking
- Can’t retain new experiences
- Gets lost and wanderers.
- Irritable, suspicious, anxious, catastrophic reactions and sleep disturbances begin
- Restless- mostly late afternoon and evening
- Hard to think
- Vocabulary decreases
- Confusing speech
- Can’t read.
- Needs more and more supervision
- Needs help with personal care, eating, bathing, toiling, etc
- Lasts 1-3 years and ends in death
- Increased need for oral stimulation-Hard to swallow
- Severe weight loss
- Loss of speech
- Needs to sleep more & more, coma.
- Inability to perform any self-care, incontinence.
- Total dependency
- Extremely irritable
- Inability to walk, sit-up
- Unable to recognize self & others.
- Try to perform and stay alert
- Recent and remote memory impaired
- Very difficult to think and reason-gets worse
- Onset slow and hard to pinpoint
- Lasts months to years-Rest of their life
- No cures-wont get better
- Symptoms usually progressive-Long term
- Caused by brain cells being destroyed by disease or injury
- Person often tries to hide symptoms.
Source:Dementia Speacilty Training Course