Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms - Stage 3

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

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Stage 4: Moderate cognitive decline

Stage 4 of the Global Deterioration Scale of Alzheimer's disease termed "moderate decline," like the third stage, involves worsening of the conditions seen in previous stages. For example, memory loss and memory deficits become more prominent and difficulties with complex actions become more obvious. Other examples of symptoms of the fourth stage of Alzheimer's disease include:

  • Difficulties with complex actions (for example, balancing the checkbook)
  • Cannot plan ahead easily
  • Mood changes and/or mood swings
  • May become depressed
  • May become withdrawn from social contacts
  • May shun challenging situations (for example, family money matters)

Since the above problems become prominent and mood swings are usually out of character for the individual, this is the stage when most of the people have theirs doctors diagnose them with Alzheimer's disease (moderate Alzheimer's disease).

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