The progression of cognitive impairment to a more noticeable stage often including difficulty recalling words, increased difficulty with daily tasks, and an increase in unexpected behaviors. Divided into 3 stages, the middle stage of dementia is often the longest lasting.
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An explanation of the staging system used as a frame of reference when coping with Alzheimer’s and dementia helps caregivers in understanding the levels of diminishing cognition and bodily functions that occur throughout the disease.