Alzheimer’s Disease | Symptoms & Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

4) Advanced (or Severe) stage

In this stage, the deposition of abnormal proteins involves nearly the whole brain, which may interfere with life. In this stage, the patient loses all of his independence and can’t do any of his daily activities alone. Apathy and exhaustion become the most common features of the patient. Language problems may reach complete speech loss, but the patient may understand the emotions and respond to them. The patient needs assistance in simple tasks, such as feeding; thus, he will be bedridden most or all of the time. The prolonged bedtime may result in bedsores and life-threatening infections, which may end in death.

Finally, Alzheimer’s disease needs good management and care to slow the progression. Thus, the knowledge about its manifestations and stages may enable you to suspect the cases around you early, and this gives the patient’s family a chance to plan and put a good management plan after looking for the best choices available for them.