Hi, I have posted quite a few times before now but after reading some recent posts I want to ask you all a question.... How on earth do you know when someone moves to the next stage? I mean medically....My mum was diagnosed at the start of last year with AD (she was 56), she has moved area and now into warden assisted housing with my dad but there doesnt seem to be any regular medical checks....so how do I know when she has moved on - my unprofessional dignosis against what it says in books? what people say on forums like this? I am confused. I just know my mum is getting worse - eating is a real issue, she cant co-orinate the action of getting in a car now (last year it was just the seat belt that was the problem). I could go on telling you how mum is but my point is...I have no clue how I knwo when she is at the next stage. it is obviously omportant to understand this and even more so when many of the threads created on TP talk about the different stages. HELP??