Previously, I discussed Mild Alzheimer’s Disease (Stage 1) and Moderate Alzheimer’s (Stage 2). Today I’ll mention some of the symptoms of Severe Alzheimer’s or Stage 3.
At this stage, the person with Alzheimer’s can’t care for themselves at all.
- Eventually the forget how to use words to communicate their thoughts.
- They’ll usually become incontinent.
- They won’t recognize themselves in the mirror.
- Eventually they can’t walk and need the use of a wheelchair.
- They fail to recognize family members and friends.
- They need full-time care either in their home or a nursing home.
- They can no longer feed themselves.
I’ve only touched briefly upon the various stages of Alzheimer’s. There are books, web sites, support groups and experienced people for more information about this illness and how the family members and family caregivers can cope with it.