There are 7 stages of the Alzheimer’s disease which has been developed as a framework model if you like of the various patterns of the condition. This ‘model’ was designed with caregivers in mind and has proven a useful guide for both carers and doctors alike. The stages are as followed – mild, moderate, moderately severe, and severe Alzheimer’s disease and facts:
1. Alzheimer’s Stage 1: No cognitive impairment
2. Alzheimer’s Stage 2: Very mild cognitive decline
3. Alzheimer’s Stage 3: Mild cognitive decline
4. Alzheimer’s Stage 4: Moderate cognitive decline
5. Alzheimer’s Stage 5: Moderately severe cognitive decline
6. Alzheimer’s Stage 6: Severe cognitive decline
7. Alzheimer’s Stage 7: Very severe cognitive decline
Alzheimer’s Stage 1: No cognitive impairment
At this stage the individual will show no impaired memory functions and none will be evident under examination from a health care professional.
Alzheimer’s Stage 2: Very mild cognitive decline
The individual will show mild signs of the disease such as memory lapses where the person affected will forget names, recent events, familiar words and the location of everyday objects such as pens, wrist watches and keys for example. This stage of Alzheimer’s isn’t usually detected during a medical examination and by friends and loved ones, or indeed the person affected by these ‘changes’.