Alzheimer’s Care

alzheimers_careMany seniors will need special care in light of having been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other memory issues. Seniors afflicted with memory affliction should be thoroughly examined by a medical doctor in order to determine the senior’s stage of affliction. Knowing whether the senior is affected with early, middle or late stage affliction will allow for a better determination on what type of facility is best suited for a senior.

7 stages of Alzheimer’s disease progression

According to the Alzheimer’s Association there are 7 stages of progression of Alzheimer’s disease:
Stage 1: No impairment — No evidence of memory loss but concern is indicated
Stage 2: Very mild decline — Memory lapses occur, but whether such incidences are due to the aging process or Alzheimer’s disease is unclear
Stage 3: Mild decline — Apparent decline in cognitive skills, such as remembering names and places
Stage 4: Moderate decline — Forgetfulness about one’s own personal history may occur, as well as difficulty performing daily tasks
Stage 5: Moderately severe decline — The individual starts to require help with daily activities as memory lapses begin to interfere
Stage 6: Severe decline — Personality changes begin to take place as well as confusion about one’s surroundings
Stage 7: Very severe decline — The individual loses the ability to respond to their environment, to carry on a conversation and, eventually, to control movement.