Severe Alzheimer’s

In late-stage Alzheimer's, you may no longer be aware of where you are or remember your life history. Your physical abilities are also affected, and you may not be able to carry out simple tasks. You may: *Be unable to speak more than a half dozen words *Need help walking and later be unable to sit up, smile, or hold up your head *Have trouble controlling your bowels or bladder *Wander and get lost *Know familiar faces but have trouble remembering their names *Have more personality changes *Have habits like wringing your hands or shredding tissues

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Moderate Alzheimer’s

This is the longest stage of Alzheimer's. It can last many years -- it’s different from person to person. As your Alzheimer's evolves, your memory will get worse. You'll have more trouble with language and thinking clearly. You may: *Not always know family and friends *Lose track of the day of the week or where you are *Forget details in your life, like your address, phone number, or where you went to high school or college *Have trouble putting clothes on in the right order or picking the right clothes *Jumble words *Have poor judgment about your health, finances, or safety *See or hear things that aren't there *Suspect people of lying, cheating, or stealing from you *Be depressed or anxious *Become angry or violent

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