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Middle stage - what to expect

The middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease is also called "moderate Alzheimer's disease." In this stage, thinking and memory continue to deteriorate but many people will still be somewhat aware of their condition. People in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease need help with many daily tasks.

For families and caregivers, it is the point where they may increasingly need to provide care. It may include moving the person to a care facility. This stage often seems the longest. Everyone involved will need help and support because of the increasing challenges faced by those with Alzheimer's disease and their family.

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Last Updated: 12/06/13
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