What Alzheimer's stage is she at?

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When an Alzheimer's Patient takes to the bed and refuses to wash and get dressed embrace a new day, what stage is She at ? My Mother Who is 87 years and had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's in mid 2013 has become very attached to bed, and refuses to get up. This began two weeks ago. I do not bully or force My Mother to do any thing She does not want to do but I am worried Her muscles will weaken and turn into jelly therefore Mother would become bed ridden. I would much prefer to see Mom up walking every day though She hasn't really walked much in well over a year. Can You advise Me please.



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Thank You All for Your help in replying to My Q.
Yes Mary Dee I have discovered making eye contact while speaking to Mom in shorter sentences slowly allows Her to process what I am saying. Also hugs and holding Mother's hand when talking to Her seems to connect Us even better. Yes Patience is the key, and to keep reminding Them that We love Them, and that Weel always be there for Them, no matter what.
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My 90-yr old neighbor has Alzheimer's Dementia. She does very well until she forgets. Then she gets testy and cranky when she's reminded. She likes to get out to grocery shop, go to the bank, doctor, etc. What is the most difficult to deal with is the dementia. I find that talking softly and more slowly allows her mind to cope and grasp what I'm saying. I also joke and tease with her. That seems to calm her more than anything. I sit with her and watch TV shows that I have NO interest in, but she enjoys them. So we watch. I let her make amy decision she can, and then I just quietly offer additional information to jar her memory. Patience is the key. And total respect for what mental abilities she still has.
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I wish there was a way to type in alz. symptoms and you'd know exactly what to expect next.
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If she has lost walking and talks unintelligibly, she is in a later stage. Once she decides not to eat, time is very short.
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Elderly people who don't get out of bed lose muscle mass everyday. Soon it becomes painful for them to move at all and they can't get out of bed even if they wanted to. This takes up to a few months. They're vulnerable to skin breakdown and infection.

If you want your mom to get up it has to be today although 2 weeks in bed already might have done permanent damage. If you can't get her out of bed it might be time to call hospice. There will come a time when your mom will be in pain from being immobile and she will need pain medication.
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