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Mid-Stage Dementia

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
    • Wandering

More Information

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