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This is a stage that most people picture when most people think of Alzheimer's disease . The person may exhibit great difficulty with recent memory and often are repeating themselves constantly. Severe Alzheimer's disease is present when people have impairment in personal activities of daily living (ADL), such as bathing, dressing, grooming, using the toilet and eating. At this stage, they also have passed through the mild stage, so they have impairment of their instrumental activities of daily life (IADLs). They might be quite disoriented to the time and season, and may experience trouble orientating themselves to places, especially when they are away from their home. Behavioural difficulties including delusions/ hallucinations, personality changes, disrupted sleep patterns, obsessive repetitive behaviours, increased anxiety and even anger or aggression may become more common. As the stage progresses, the person will likely not be capable of fluent speech. Verbalizations may include repeated words, or sounds which are not understandable. Basic motor skills, such as walking or sitting up, are failing or lost.

See Also:
Symptom Library > Memory & Language > Repetitive Questions/ Stories
Symptom Library > Memory & Language > Memory of Recent Events
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Bathing
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Dressing
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Personal Care/Hygiene
Symptom Library > Physical Changes > Incontinence
Symptom Library > Physical Changes > Eating
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Disorientation to Time
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Disorientation to Place
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Delusions and Paranoia
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Hallucinations
Symptom Library > Personality Changes > Restlessness
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Aggression
Symptom Library > Personality Changes > Anxiety and Worry
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Repetitive Behaviour
Symptom Library > Memory & Language > Language Difficulty/Expression/Word Finding
Symptom Library > Physical Changes > Mobility
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