Stages of Dementia
In this stage, there may be problems with:
- managing medicines and finances, and driving
- poor judgement
- mood changes
Middle Stage of Dementia
As the disease progresses, there may be problems such as:
- difficulty with walking and daily activities
- worse memory
- tend to get lost, repeat themselves, and be agitated, aggressive, or depressed
- may also be anxious and wander
- People in this stage of dementia may not be able to remain in their homes.
- Problems taking care of oneself, including dressing, bathing, and eventually, eating
- Difficulty talking or recognizing loves ones.
People generally live from four to eight years with dementia. Some people live with dementia for 20 years.
A quick decline in thinking, and behavior that happens within hours or a few days can mean a person has an emergency related to delirium or another health problem. Contact your healthcare professional immediately.
Last Updated February 2023