2) Middle stage
Middle-stage Alzheimer’s is typically the stage in which patients get diagnosed. The duration of this stage is the longest and last for a couple of years before progressing into a later stage. BY this stage, Alzheimer’s patients may not be able to carry out simple tasks, therefore they need frequent care and assistance with their daily activities. The psychological impact of Alzheimer’s in this stage is significant. Family members may notice their patient is socially withdrawn or moody most of the day. Patients’ inability to express themselves well or carry out daily routine tasks may get them frustrated, impatient, and bizarrely behaving. Common AD Symptoms at this stage may include:
- Frequent mood swings and attacks of anxiety.
- Forgetfulness of not only recent events but also personal data such as full name, age, and phone number.
- Disorientation of person, place, and time resulting in getting lost. it is found that almost half of AD patients wander and get confused about their location.
- Repetitive, obsessive, and impulsive actions.
- Impaired ability to control urination.
- Disturbed sleep patterns.
- Delusions are reported to be a common symptom for patients with Alzheimer’s.
- Hallucinations are less commonly reported than the previously mentioned symptoms.
- Increased difficulty to recall and remember names.