It is now, during the third stage, that family and friends are able to notice that something isn’t quiet right with their loved one. Stage three is considered the mild cognitive decline. The patient starts forgetting the names of family and friends, losing things, and forgetting stuff they have just been told (“Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia”).
Stage four is a moderate cognitive decline. At this point, a medical exam that includes a thorough interview by the doctor can identify many of the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s. During this stage the patient is forgetting more and more common things such as important life events, and they are no longer able to do many tasks that include planning or simple mathematics. During this stage the patient may also become moody and experience frequent mood changes for no apparent reasons (“Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia”).
Stage five is the moderate severe cognitive delay. This stage is where the individual begins to need help with day to day activities such as getting dressed and making decisions. In this stage, they become confused about where they are and confused about what day it is (“Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia”).
During stage six, the severe cognitive decline, the individual begins to forget their own identity and most of the familiar faces. Also in this stage, their sleep patterns become irregular, they lose control over their bladder, and they tend to wander and get lost (“Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia”).
The last stage of this disease, stage seven, is considered the very severe cognitive delay. At this stage individuals lose the ability to do most things. Sometimes they can still make…