Dementia stages are divided into five categories that occur in a patient suffering from Alzheimer's disease. These stages can also be divided into three sub-categories depending on the duration of the symptoms they experience, which are: Stage I is when the patient experiences some mild symptoms.
In Stage II, the patient will have mild to moderate dementia symptoms. He can perform routine activities, but he cannot perform complex ones. He may not be able to identify his name or address and may have difficulty making small talk.
In stage III, symptoms become more severe. At this point, the patient is unable to carry out most of the daily activities and is completely disoriented.
Stage IV is the last stage with milder symptoms. The patient can perform many simple tasks, such as doing daily activities, but he will not be able to do so to the extent that he is in control of the situation. He may also experience hallucinations and delusions.
During the dementia stage, patients experience memory problems, personality changes, and may have little or no meaning. They also have a tendency to make major changes in their behavior. They may tend to wander or appear disoriented and uninterested in their surroundings. They may not be able to communicate effectively, and even if they do, they usually do not understand what they are talking about.
Dementia is a progressive disease that gradually loses the ability to remember important things. When people in the later stages of the disease begin to experience hallucinations, delusions and disorientation, they cannot recognize themselves and others. Alzheimer's is believed to progress at an exponential rate. It is estimated that it could be fatal in 95 percent of those affected.
If a person in the later stages of the disease does not have help from family members, he or she can become very depressed and withdrawn. The symptoms may also cause them to withdraw from the society in which they live, which means they are unable to socialize or to interact with people in general.
Although there are no medications or therapies that have been shown to cure Alzheimer's, the disease is believed to be treatable
Since the symptoms are often mild at the beginning stages of the disease, people afflicted by it can live normal lives. However, when the disease progresses to the third or fourth stages of the disease, they are unable to carry out most activities. and they will lose the ability to speak and will only be able to respond to their environment, such simple requests as asking questions and answering basic questions.
The four stages of Alzheimer's is the worst case scenario. This will mean that the sufferer of Alzheimer's will have lost the ability to function normally. They will not be able to carry on with day to day activities such as bathing, eating, drinking and speaking normally. They will also be unable to understand and recognize their family members, friends and associates. They will also be unable to remember recent events and will be aware of nothing about their lives previous to the onset of the disease.
In addition to the loss of their ability to speak and recognise their own names, the symptoms of Alzheimer's may make it hard for people to recognize friends and family members. They will have trouble forming long lasting relationships and their family members and friends may also find it difficult to understand their point of view. Some people suffering from the disease have difficulty understanding directions and direction.
When people in the early stages of Alzheimer's start to go on to the second and third stages of the disease, their symptoms may become worse. They can become confused and begin to forget things and even become completely dependent on others.
Psychotherapy, which has been known to work well on this type of patients, is often used to address the problems. In the last two stages of the disease, behavioural therapy is often used in conjunction with cognitive therapy.