What are the symptoms of Moderate Stage Alzheimer’s Disease?
If you are a caregiver who is taking care of a loved you need to be aware of the difference between mild and moderate Alzheimer’s disease. As with the progression of the disease, the care level increases. The following are signs of moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease:
- Needing help bathing, showering, choosing clothes, brushing teeth or getting dressed
- Needing help setting the table or getting out of a chair
- Developing poor or sloppy table manners
- Getting suspicious, angry, or easily upset or having difficulty expressing oneself or understanding others
- Feeling restless and wandering, especially in the afternoon or evening.
When your aging parent and/or loved one has mild stage Alzheimer’s disease you must encourage them to stay involved in the things he or she enjoys, even if for short periods of time. Also, as caregiver share his or her memories with family members by telling stories or creating a scrapbook.
This is a critical stage for people with moderate Alzheimer’s disease. As the disease progresses he or she will not be able to understand, delegate or take the necessary legal steps to protect their future and quality of life.
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