1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. farrand

    farrand Registered User

    Jun 4, 2013
    40
    hampshire
    my husband is classed as having severe altzheimers. he has had dementia for about 8-9 years. can anyone tell me about the stages of dementia. is it their behaviour or the length of time they have had it? thank you.
     
  2. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    I know there's someone here who knows where all the links are, ferrand.

    What really unhappy news you've had. Hang about - I'm off to see if I can find some of those links from here...
     
  3. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,499
    Female
    London
  4. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
  5. Scarlett123

    Scarlett123 Registered User

    Apr 30, 2013
    3,802
    Essex
    Everybody is different. Some people are in denial for so long, and go to great lengths to hide things, that they may have a shorter assessment time, but their behaviour may suggest otherwise.

    There isn't a Richter scale, so you can't say with definitive certainty "X has had this illness for Y years and often does ABC, so they must be advanced". Some people respond well to medication, so may have the same type of behaviour for years, and then suddenly deteriorate.

    Or they may deteriorate gradually and then stay at one point for ages. From a carer's point of view, it's a case of finding the things that work for you, and help make life as bearable as possible. :)
     
  6. farrand

    farrand Registered User

    Jun 4, 2013
    40
    hampshire
    alzheimers stages.

    thank you all for yor replies. i shall go on to those links,but it is a guessing game when it first started i know. much appreciated.x farrand.
     
  7. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    9,397
    Female
    South coast
    I dont think time is a good guide as to what stage someone is. I asked the consultant when mum was fist diagnosed how long she would be likely to go on for and his reply was "How long is a piece of string?"
    The best way to view the stages IMO it to consider his symptoms and behavior and work out which stage most closely fits.
     
  8. tomgee3425

    tomgee3425 Registered User

    Feb 3, 2014
    33
    Negombo Sri Lanka
    Stages

    Hi farrand,
    I bought a book called Alzheimers for Dummies from WH Smith £14.99. It has quite a lot of helpful info.
     

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