I've been reading up on the stages of Alzheimers. My LO has significant dementia and from the symptoms appears to be in the Moderate Stage as of last month. She repeats the same thing over and over and can't provide much about her life other than basic info about her deceased parents and her love for wrestling.
Now, when I walk into her room at the AL, I see her look at me and then it takes a couple of seconds before I see the recognition on her face of who I am. Then she's okay and so thrilled to see me. I'm the only family member alive that has helped her and am her POA.
Once this lack of recognition of faces begins, does it normally progress quickly or will she stay at this level for awhile? I realize the disease effects everyone differently. I just wondered if there are any patterns.