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Severe Alzheimer's Disease

Common symptoms in this Alzheimer's stage can include:
  • Inability to recognize self or close family
  • Speaking gibberish or acting mute
  • Refusing to eat; choking or forgetting to swallow
  • Repetitively crying out; patting or touching everything
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Weight loss
  • Skin that becomes thin and tears easily
  • Becoming uncomfortable or crying out when transferred or touched
  • Forgetting how to walk (or being too unsteady or weak to stand alone)
  • Seizures, frequent infections, or falls
  • Groaning, screaming, or loud mumbling
  • Sleeping more
  • Requiring total assistance for all activities of daily living.
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