Dementia Stages

Dementia occurs when the brain is damaged by a disease, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. The specific symptoms experienced depend on the type of disease and the parts of the brain that are damaged.

There are three major stages of dementia. Please note that there are many different types of dementia, stages of dementia are unique, and people may present symptoms differently. Click below to learn more about stages.

First stage

Here you will find information and tips on how to handle symptoms for stage 1 dementia:

Disorientation
Repetitiveness
Communication challenges
Anxiety
Forgetfulness

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Second stage

Here you will find information and tips on how to handle symptoms for stage 2 dementia:

Purposeful walking
Confusion with time
Forgetting events
Changes in sleep patterns
Personality and behavioural changes
Moods and emotions
Aggressive behaviours

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Third stage

Here you will find information and tips on how to handle symptoms for stage 3 dementia:

Incontinence
Changes in behaviour
Restricted mobility
Inability to recognise people and places
Inexplicable agitations
Unwillingness to move on their own
Grasp reflex
Hallucinations

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