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Understanding the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Progression, stages of the disease from the Alzheimer’s Association.

If you’ve met one person with Alzheimer’s disease, you’ve only met one person. Everyone with Alzheimer’s experiences the disease differently. However, patients with the illness tend to follow a similar path from the beginning of the disease to its end. The key is understanding the progression and stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages:

  1. Mild (early-stage)
  2. Moderate (middle-stage)
  3. Severe (late-stage)

One thing is certain: the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease get worse over time. But because Alzheimer’s affects people in different ways, each person will progress through the stages differently. Although the three stages of Alzheimer’s disease are just a guide, you can be better prepared and plan for what’s to come by understanding what to expect from each stage.

The Alzheimer’s Association has a great guide on the overall progression of the disease, as well as details on each stage. You can read more about the stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.

If you are one of the more than 15 million Americans providing unpaid care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and you need assistance, FirstLight Home Care has developed a unique Dementia Program that builds services around the individual, not the disease. It’s a personalized, engaging dementia home care approach to help people who want at-home care to keep at least their surroundings familiar in a world suddenly filled with uncertainties.

Contact FirstLight Home Care today to learn more about our Dementia Program and other home care services.

Read more on our blog:

Early Detection Matters: Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s (Infographic)

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