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What is stage 7 of Alzheimer's disease?

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Many basic abilities in a person with Alzheimer's, such as eating, walking, and sitting up, fade during this period. You can stay involved by feeding your loved one with soft, easy-to-swallow food, helping him or her use a spoon, and making sure he or she drinks. This is important, as many people at this stage can no longer tell when they're thirsty.

From: 7 Stages of Alzheimer's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "Early-Stage Caregiving, "Late-Stage Caregiving," "Middle-Stage Caregiving, "Seven Stages of Alzheimer's."

Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation: "Clinical Stages of Alzheimer's."

Fritsch, T. , March 18, 2009. The Gerontologist

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Stages of Alzheimer's Disease."

Lloyd, J. , Dec. 29, 2014. Dementia

Daniel L. Murman, MD, director, behavioral and geriatric neurology program, professor of neurological sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

National Institute on Aging: "Understanding How AD Changes People-Challenges and Coping Strategies."

Wood, D.L. , October 2002. Biological Research Nursing

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "Early-Stage Caregiving, "Late-Stage Caregiving," "Middle-Stage Caregiving, "Seven Stages of Alzheimer's."

Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation: "Clinical Stages of Alzheimer's."

Fritsch, T. , March 18, 2009. The Gerontologist

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Stages of Alzheimer's Disease."

Lloyd, J. , Dec. 29, 2014. Dementia

Daniel L. Murman, MD, director, behavioral and geriatric neurology program, professor of neurological sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

National Institute on Aging: "Understanding How AD Changes People-Challenges and Coping Strategies."

Wood, D.L. , October 2002. Biological Research Nursing

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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