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Carol E. Becker, CCHt

Dementia Therapy Specialist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master TimeLine® Practitioner, Trauma Therapist.

WHAT ARE THE STAGES OF DEMENTIA?

Date Posted: 03/10/18
Author: Carol Becker


WHAT ARE THE STAGES OF DEMENTIA?

Dementia progresses differently in everyone. 

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) :  MCI is characterized by losing things often, forgetfulness, and having trouble coming up with words.

Mild dementia

  • memory loss of recent events
  • getting lost or misplacing objects
  • difficulty with problem-solving and complex tasks, such as managing finances


Moderate dementia

  • greater memory loss, including a loss of events in the more distant past
  • needing assistance with tasks, such as getting dressed, bathing, and grooming
  • significant personality and behavior changes like unfounded suspicion

Severe dementia

  • a loss of the ability to communicate 
  • a need for full-time daily assistance with tasks, such as eating and dressing
  • a loss of physical capabilities such as sitting or holding ones head up
  • ability to swallow
  •  ability to control the bladder, and bowel function
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