Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms - Stage 6

What symptoms did you or someone you know experience in the stage 6 of Alzheimer's disease?

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Stage 6: Severe decline

In stage 6 of the Global Deterioration Scale of Alzheimer's disease termed "severe decline," all of the problems seen in the other 5 stages considerably worsen, especially memory (severe Alzheimer's disease), for example:

  • Daily activities such as getting dressed are compromised.
  • Affected individuals forget the names of people they should know (for example the names of their spouses and/or children).
  • The personality changes of the person become more pronounced and may include paranoia, hallucinations, and delusions.
  • Affected individuals will require personal help with daily tasks including personal hygiene (for example, they may not be able to take a shower unless assisted).
  • Many people with Alzheimer's disease will need monitoring as some will walk out of their residence and become lost.
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