Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms and Stages (cont.)

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What are the signs and symptoms in the third stage of Alzheimer's disease?

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The third stage, moderate Alzheimer's disease, includes further deterioration of second stage symptoms, including:

  • Difficulty recognizing friends and family members
  • Learning problems (inability to learn new tasks or memory based tasks)
  • Confusion
  • Increased difficulty in completing everyday tasks such as putting on clothes
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Paranoia, delusions, and possibly hallucinations

What are the signs and symptoms in the fourth stage of Alzheimer's disease?

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The fourth stage, severe Alzheimer's disease, may include the following symptoms:

  • Physical changes such as weight loss, difficulty swallowing, loss of bowel and bladder control, skin infections, seizures, and increase sleeping
  • Inability to communicate or verbalize thoughts
  • Expresses no words, only groaning or moaning
  • Inability to recognize close family members (partner, children)
  • Increase sleeping or inability to get out of bed (becomes bedridden)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/30/2014

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