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Everyone is a bit different, but the latest stage generally leads to death unless the person dies of something else first.
Hospice can help a great deal if the person is considered terminal. Most people are basically non-communicative in the end stages, but they may understand more than we know. Always consider that the person may understand what is being said, so watch your conversation around him or her. Touch, such as holding a hand, is generally welcome. Music is generally good. Some people like to be read to. Mainly, having someone there is a positive thing. People need to know they are loved, even if they can't respond.
The death process can be quite slow for otherwise healthy people, but gradually the body shuts down.
Check with the Alzheimer's Association for more tips at www.alz.org.
Take care,
Carol
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Can you explain what symptoms you are seeing now and then we can tell you more.
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he just sits he has not lost his appetite but has lost 35 pounds. He has no idea who anyone is and cannot carry on a conversation. sits and reaches out in air, thinks the mirrors are people other than himself. cant dress or bath himself. cant be left alone will not take any meds at all. has fits of rage. other than that its just day by day here at home.
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My heart goes out to you. Have you had him evaluated for hospice care?
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