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... what are the final stages of dementia? ... (4 replies)
... you could read the 'sticky' at the top of this forum that says "The 7 Stages of Alzheimers'. That's a pretty good indication of what to expect. ... (4 replies)
... Middle, everything you described is typical of the later stages of dementia. It is typical for them to sleep more and mover. ... (3 replies)

... Loss of communication skills varies in each and every person, but does manifest itself eventually at some stage. Lack of communication is not part of the final stages, it's just another level. ... (11 replies)
... kittybetty...this horrendous disease is very sly...often when our loved one reaches "the final stage", we ready ourselves for their death. Sometimes death WILL come quickly, but once in a while, that final stage lasts longer than we wish. ... (4 replies)
... It is taking it's toll on some members of the family....thier hearts are broken at the thoughts of her being like this for an untold time. The good news is she thinks she is at the doctor's office, waiting for an appt., for the last 3 months!! ... (4 replies)
Jul 16, 2013
... You have a further issue with preexisting conditions. If a person is young, vibrant, and has a good chance of returning to a healthy productive life then ventilators and other such treatment may be necessary and appropriate. ... (3 replies)
Confused and Sad
Oct 9, 2011
... I have been this route with my Dad who died March of 2010 from Vascular Dementia and my Mom who is in the early late stages of Alzheimer's. I can tell you that each is different. Mom lost her ability to communicate over 2 years ago. Yet she can sing. ... (13 replies)
... dehydration and dementia. Your body needs fuids to make blood. It needs fluids to carry the blood. It needs fluids to help balance our hormones. It needs plenty of fluid for every ceel in the body. So it makes perfect sense that if a person with dementia becomes dehydrated, they're symptoms of dementia will become worse. ... (17 replies)
... I did until she got into the final stages of parkinsons, and I couldnot physically lift her in and out of bed into the wheel chair, and lift her in and out of the tub and toilet. At that point, the choking and weight loss started as well that is typical of end stage parkinsons. And also the continance issues. ... (5 replies)
... First of all, regarding eating, does she choke a lot on the food or water? ... (3 replies)
... when this is going on because its a matter of time it all depends upon the person and there will to live also. ... (40 replies)
... I am sorry to hear of your father's condition. ... (11 replies)
... stages of Alzheimers when she suffered a massive stroke in March of 2007. ... (18 replies)
... weeks of my wife's passing last month. ... (40 replies)
... Welcome to the club! My sister still makes excuses for Mom when everyone else knows she is in the final stages of dementia. ... (11 replies)
... MY grandfather is in a nursing home and has dementia. He had been able to communicate with me. 6 days ago he began having speech difficulty speaking whereas i have a hard time understanding him and he just repeats what ever you say to him (11 replies)
... Hopefully, you have a DNR in place and consider instructions that eliminate tube feeding - as such would only tend to prolong the grief and the condition. It's extremely difficult for family and relatives to observe the paths that a demented person travels. I feel I know - it's been six years now that my wife has been on this journey - someday it will end - but in the interim... (4 replies)
... If he is on a breathing machine he can not be transported. He can be moved only if he can breath without the assistance of the ventilator. If he is in the final stages of dementia he will not get better. If it is a result of the stroke you will need to talk to his doctor to see if he will get any better. ... (7 replies)
... Both of my parents have dementia. Dad has had Vascular Dementia for about 10 years and Mom has Alzheimer's diagnosed 3 years ago already in the mid stages. Each has been different but yet the same. ... (40 replies)

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