Mid-Stage Dementia is the stage where confusion becomes more obvious. Your loved one will have increasing needs for care and supervision.
You may be wondering…
- How can we make our loved one’s home safer?
- What do we do if our loved one won’t stop driving?
- What types of services are available to get help in coping with behaviors and where do we locate them?
- What things can I do to help make my loved one’s life more enjoyable?
What should you expect at this stage?
Your loved one may:
- Have more trouble with memory—such as recalling their own address or personal history.
- Have problems organizing, planning, allowing instructions and solving problems.
- Not recognize familiar people.
- Forget how to initiate routine tasks or how to complete them, including health and hygiene care.
- May resist bathing or other personal care. May have episodes of incontinence.
- Have abilities that vary from one day to the next.
- Complain of neglect or blame others when things go wrong.
- Lack judgment and develop the following behaviors:
- Trouble sleeping
- Apathy, passivity
- Irritability, aggressive talk and actions
- Clinging (following you around)
- Repetitive questions