Mental Health

The 7 Stages of Dementia

Dementia is a progressive disease and is often described in three stages: early dementia, mid-stage dementia, and late-stage dementia. But as memory care professionals, we’ve observed that each significant stage is divided into mini-stages correlating to specific home care needs.  Recognizing the various stages of dementia helps spouses and family caregivers understand which home care services are needed now and how to plan for the future. While Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, the following seven stages of progression are similar for adults with other dementia-related conditions (excluding Lewy body dementias).

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