On average, your loved one will transition into Moderate Dementia after about 2 years of being diagnosed with Mild Dementia. If you or the caregiver have not noticed any shifts in personality or cognitive decline, we recommended scheduling a doctor’s visit to do a routine check-up.
Not everyone transitions into the next stage right at 2 years, but regular check-ups can ensure that your loved one remains healthy. Working closely with doctors or specialists is important in staying up to date on every change in your loved ones’ life.
It’s important to understand what is going on with your loved one as they progress through the stages of Dementia. It will help your family member to not only understand what they are going through, but how you can help!
Moderate Dementia Symptoms
As each phase of Dementia progresses, so do its symptoms:
- Sleeping patterns noticeably change
- Personality and behavioral changes
- More assistance is required for daily tasks
- Increased memory loss
- Increased aggravation
These symptoms typically appear because the brain starts shrinking. As the shrinkage grows, your loved one will begin to find daily tasks harder to complete. They’ll require your help in things like grooming or getting around the house. Memory loss will become more and more apparent as time goes on.
In the Moderate Dementia stage, your loved one may only have access to long term memory that is oftentimes associated with muscle memory.
Generally, Moderate Dementia lasts for 2 to 4 years.
Providing Extra Care
When your loved one progresses into Moderate Dementia, it’s important to provide the right care for their new needs. That’s why at our home, we make sure your loved one will have access to:
- 24/7 assistance and security
- Home health care
- Tailored activities
- Diet plans to cater to nutritional needs