Alzheimer's Disease

Frequently Asked Questions

6. What are the stages in the development of Alzheimer's disease?

Alzheimer's disease has three stages: early (also called mild), middle (moderate), and late (severe).

A person in the early stage of Alzheimer’s may

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses to the middle stage, memory loss and confusion grow worse, and people may have problems recognizing family and friends. Other symptoms are this stage include

As Alzheimer’s disease becomes more severe, people lose the ability to communicate. They may sleep more, lose weight, and have trouble swallowing. Often they are incontinent—they cannot control their bladder and/or bowels. Eventually, they need total care.