When your loved one is first diagnosed with Dementia, their progression through each stage will differ from other patients. They may move through each stage every one or two years, but some Dementia patients can stay in each stage for longer than 2 years. Severe Dementia is the last stage of Dementia. Your loved one’s new transition comes with new symptoms as they progress to this stage in life. It’s important to consistently track your loved ones Dementia progression for the best level of care and treatment.
Severe Dementia Symptoms
As your loved one progresses to Severe Dementia, they will show emerging signs of loss in:
- Physical awareness
- Ability to communicate
- Performing daily tasks
- Immune system
Physical capabilities are more difficult in Severe Dementia. Your loved one will experience a decline in common skills like:
- Performing any task
- Bladder control
- Bowl function
- Holding their head up
Compared to Moderate Dementia, which only requires assistance for cognitive thinking like wearing winter clothes during winter or summer clothes during summer, this shift is very noticeable.
Maintaining patience with your loved one will help make this transition easier for them. Continuous care is necessary for your loved one’s life at this time to prevent accidents or injuries as their symptoms emerge. Your loved one may not show all of these symptoms as the progression differs from person to person.
On average, your loved one will remain in the Severe Dementia stage for 1 to 2 and a half years.
Our Dementia Care
As Severe Dementia becomes present in your loved one, the right amenities are essential to provide the right care they need right now. At our home, we provide:
- 24/7 assistance and security
- Home health care
- Tailored activities
- Diet plans to cater to nutritional needs