Definition of ‘late stages of dementia’

How do you know it’s late stages? Have you been told by medical professionals or is it a feeling? Are there certain things to look out for which determines late stage of dementia?

I’m not sure where my Dad is, to me it feels bad but I just want to know where we all are. Alzheimer’s disease treatment options Somedays it feels unbareable? Does that make sense?

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The ‘stages’ are not fixed and the symptoms of some overlap into the others – some moderate and late stage symptoms overlap. Signs and symptoms of alzheimer’s disease It also depends on the type of dementia – Vascular or Alzheimers, or both together.

Vascular Dementia is more difficult, as it progresses in ‘steps’ – symptoms appear and then stay the same for some time and then another step down happens and more symptoms occur and stay the same and then another step down ….. Alzheimer’s disease test The length of time between the ‘steps down’ can be months or years.


Can you die from alzheimer’s disease Each step down is caused by a ‘mini-stroke’ – a cerebral infarction, or blockage of blood to a part of the brain – which causes further disability.

– Being confused about the place / time they are in – they often ask to ‘go home’ even if they are at home. What are the causes and symptoms of alzheimer disease Also they often think they somewhere else, often somewhere from an earlier time in their life. Types of alzheimer’s disease They may think that someone is trying to steal from them, or someone is in the house that isn’t really there.

– Living in the past , talking about old times as though they were the present and asking about people who have died as though they were still alive.

– choking on food due to chewing and swallowing difficulties as ‘gag’ reflex fails – can cause aspiration pneumonia if not treated immediately

ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING – NEVER NEVER try to bring someone with dementia into the present by correcting them about where they are or telling them that someone has been dead many years. Alzheimer’s disease meaning This will cause them distress and upset . Is there treatment for alzheimer’s disease A person with dementia has probably lost the ability to reason so correcting them is useless and only causes them to be unhappy. Stages of dementia alzheimer’s disease You will NOT be able to bring them into the present if they are living in the past.

I have had to find all these things out for myself – I had no help whatsoever from the so-called ‘caring services’ . Alzheimer’s disease history Unless you are lucky, and have good medical and social services, you won’t be told much unless you ask.

I am disgusted and angry about the lack of information I was given as my Dad’s 24/7 carer at home . Facts about alzheimer’s disease I couild have made him a lot happier if I knew what I know now.

It’s so sad that for some, so little information and help is forthcoming. Test for alzheimer’s disease Have to say though, my husband’s GP has always been fantastic – my husband has always had asthma, and last year he was getting repeated chest infections, so he was put on a nebuliser instead of his inhalers (because he refused to use them anymore; oddly, he loves using the nebuliser, 3 times a day!). What causes alzheimer disease yahoo Then when I took him in because he had had a couple of coughing fits when drinking, he was treated with antibiotics “just in case”, and put on thickener (to thicken liquids) – he’s still fine with food. Signs and symptoms of alzheimer disease pdf And the GP co-ordinates with the PHN and the Occupational Therapist about what else can be done to help – it doesn’t always work out to minimise delays caused by the austerity cutbacks over here, but at least you know they are being kept aware. Alzheimer disease caused by virus Wm now would be in the late/moderate stages but overlapping into late stage in a lot of areas.

I would say, arm yourself with as much info as you can, and then keep in touch with GPs. How can you die from alzheimer’s disease After all, if regular visits to a GP can nip things in the bud before they become serious and so keep our loved ones out of hospitals, that surely will save a lot of money for the Govt. Causes of alzheimer’s disease Health Budget, won’t it?

The ‘stages’ are not fixed and the symptoms of some overlap into the others – some moderate and late stage symptoms overlap. Signs of alzheimer’s disease It also depends on the type of dementia – Vascular or Alzheimers, or both together.

Vascular Dementia is more difficult, as it progresses in ‘steps’ – symptoms appear and then stay the same for some time and then another step down happens and more symptoms occur and stay the same and then another step down ….. Alzheimer’s disease treatment guidelines The length of time between the ‘steps down’ can be months or years. Alzheimer disease drugs list Each step down is caused by a ‘mini-stroke’ – a cerebral infarction, or blockage of blood to a part of the brain – which causes further disability.

– Being confused about the place / time they are in – they often ask to ‘go home’ even if they are at home. Definition of alzheimer’s disease Also they often think they somewhere else, often somewhere from an earlier time in their life. Alzheimer’s disease prevalence They may think that someone is trying to steal from them, or someone is in the house that isn’t really there.

– Living in the past , talking about old times as though they were the present and asking about people who have died as though they were still alive.

ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING – NEVER NEVER try to bring someone with dementia into the present by correcting them about where they are or telling them that someone has been dead many years. How do you die from alzheimer’s disease This will cause them distress and upset . Family alzheimer’s disease A person with dementia has probably lost the ability to reason so correcting them is useless and only causes them to be unhappy. How to treat alzheimer’s disease You will NOT be able to bring them into the present if they are living in the past.

I have had to find all these things out for myself – I had no help whatsoever from the so-called ‘caring services’ . Symptoms of alzheimer’s disease Unless you are lucky, and have good medical and social services, you won’t be told much unless you ask.

I am disgusted and angry about the lack of information I was given as my Dad’s 24/7 carer at home . Etiology of alzheimer’s disease I couild have made him a lot happier if I knew what I know now.

Seems to me that you might be experiencing the same problem – ‘information negligence’ by the ‘caring professions’I just want to thank you Tom for explaining some of the very symptoms we, as a Family, are completely confused about. What are early signs of alzheimer’s disease You are right as well, unless you ask the ‘Care Services’ anything, they definitely won’t tell you!! Again, thank you

It’s so sad that for some, so little information and help is forthcoming. Mental effects of alzheimer disease Have to say though, my husband’s GP has always been fantastic – my husband has always had asthma, and last year he was getting repeated chest infections, so he was put on a nebuliser instead of his inhalers (because he refused to use them anymore; oddly, he loves using the nebuliser, 3 times a day!). Alzheimer’s disease research paper Then when I took him in because he had had a couple of coughing fits when drinking, he was treated with antibiotics “just in case”, and put on thickener (to thicken liquids) – he’s still fine with food. Prognosis of alzheimer disease today And the GP co-ordinates with the PHN and the Occupational Therapist about what else can be done to help – it doesn’t always work out to minimise delays caused by the austerity cutbacks over here, but at least you know they are being kept aware.

If my Dad had been treated by your GP he would still be alive today because as his carer I would have got the support information about advancing dementia that I never got.

I had been left with the (incorrect) idea that my Dad had ‘ memory loss, which would get worse’ . Disease alzheimer’s I just thought my Dad would have ‘memory problems’ , and I had no idea that there were physical manifestations which would affect his health.

As I now realise, an elderly person with dementia can’t always tell you when something is wrong, so you have to keep constant vigilance for physical symptoms and behavioural changes . Alzheimer’s disease stages Sadly, when the physical symptoms show up overtly,as needing attention, it’s sometimes too late because an infection has already overwhelmed the immune system.

Your doctor was ‘ on the ball ‘ by giving some antibiotics ‘just in case’. Alzheimer disease is caused by lack of which neurotransmitter He may have saved your partner from developing life-threatening pneumonia.

I consider that the ‘caring services’ are responsible for taking my Dad’s life prematurely by non-information to me as a carer and leaving a gap in my life which has made me intensely depressed, lonely, and overcome with grief and guilt.

………. Definition alzheimer’s disease completely avoidable for the sake of a 15 minute chat and explanation about advancing dementia – one life taken too soon and another one wrecked by loss.

For me information is power and I wish that when Carers insist on the truth, as I did,the truth should be given.I looked on the internet and I pretty much found out what stage P was at anyway.

It’s important to know what is on the horizon so that you can recognise the symptom of each new disorder straight away and be prepared to deal with it as it presents itself.

The problem for my Dad was that I was always dealing with problems ‘after the event’ rather than recognising them early enough and being prepared or heading them off.

Proactive and Communication seem to be words that are missing from the vocabulary of the ‘caring services’ ,as far as dementia is concerned, at least in my experience.