The Stages Of Dementia
Common Stages Of Dementia
Dementia is thought of as a memory disorder, an illness of the ageing mind.
Experts in the field say dementia is more accurately defined as fatal brain failure: a terminal disease, like that of cancer, which will eventually take one’s life.
Physical symptoms you may observe as patient is nearing end-of-life:
|Early-stage||Moderate Cognitive Decline - Stage 4|
|Mid-Stage||Moderately Severe Cognitive Decline - Stage 5|
|Mid-Stage||Severe Cognitive Decline (Mid Dementia) - Stage 6|
|Late-Stage||Very Severe Cognitive Decline (Late Dementia) - Stage 7|
Beside that people live eight to ten years from the time first symptoms emerge.
More importantly, life expectancy however, can vary considerably depending on how old a person is when symptoms begin. Therefore a person diagnosed in their 60's will live longer than someone diagnosed in their late 80’s or 90's.
Being aware of how dementia progresses is a vital part of understanding the condition.
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Happy Caring, Margot.
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