Symptoms of mid-stage dementia
- Problems sleeping and confusing day and night.
- Behaving inappropriately in social settings.
- Wandering or becoming lost.
- Difficulty with perception.
- Delusions and/or hallucinations.
- Increased aggression and irritability.
- Inability to recall personal history, address, and phone number.
What are the 7 stages of dementia?
The typical progression of Alzheimer’s disease may be broken down into three, five, or seven stages.
- Prior to Diagnosis: No Dementia.
- Stage One: No Impairment.
- Stage Two: Very Mild Cognitive Decline.
- Stage Three: Mild Cognitive Decline.
- Early-Stage Dementia.
- Stage Four: Moderate Cognitive Decline.
- Mid-Stage Dementia.
What are the very early signs of dementia?
These early signs of dementia are:
- Memory loss.
- Difficulty planning or solving problems.
- Difficulty doing familiar tasks.
- Being confused about time or place.
- Challenges understanding visual information.
- Problems speaking or writing.
- Misplacing things.
- Poor judgment or decision-making.
Does a person with dementia know they have it?
It’s possible that many people have been diagnosed with dementia, but aren’t aware they’ve been given the diagnosis. However, the earlier dementia is diagnosed, the more likely a person will be aware enough to comprehend what’s going on. As the disease progresses, this may change.
How does dementia progress?
Dementia occurs due to physical changes in the brain and is a progressive disease, meaning it gets worse over time. For some people, dementia progresses rapidly, while it takes years to reach an advanced stage for others. The progression of dementia depends greatly on the underlying cause of the dementia.