Hello everyone, Can someone tell me what the 'stages' are in dementia or point me in the right direction to find out. I keep reading that people are at 'stage 4' or 'stage 7' but don't seem able to find out what this actually means. My mum is at an advanced 'stage' according to the NH but as she has reached this level in just over a year I am wondering how much worse she is going to get. I struggle to understand how a disease can change a person so much in such a short period of time. I feel like I am in mourning for someone who is still alive. My friend, my darling mum as I knew her is gone and I am left with someone who looks like mum but is a frail shell of the person she once was. Take care everyone, love Sheila.