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February 12, 2019

What Can You Expect from the Middle Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?  

Elderly Care Lexington SC: What Can You Expect from the Middle Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Elderly Care Lexington SC: What Can You Expect from the Middle Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?

The earlier stages of Alzheimer’s disease may be challenging in some ways for your senior and for you, but it’s when the disease progresses that it becomes more confusing for both of you. The middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease bring more confusion and some unusual behaviors, too. 

Your Senior Might Become More Impulsive 

You might start to notice that your elderly family member is engaging in behaviors that seem far more impulsive than ever before. Part of that is because the mental controls that used to be there just aren’t anymore. She might start to do or say things that never would have happened before, like suddenly undressing in public. 

Memory Loss Will Increase 

Any memory issues that your senior has experienced to this point are going to increase. She may continue to have trouble with new memories, too. This can be disturbing for you and for her because parts of her life and her history are going to feel lost to her. 

She Might Experience Confusion More Often 

Your senior might start to exhibit confusion more than she has in the past, too. She may be a little fuzzier about what day it is or the year. Having calendars and other reminders like this can help to root her in the here and now, but they may still not be completely enough. 

She May Need More Help with Daily Activities 

Daily activities are going to become more difficult, too. Your senior might not understand why wearing her favorite shorts in the winter is not a good idea. She may also start to forget to do things like bathe or brush her teeth, so she may need more hands-on help with those sorts of activities.  

She Might Be Restless More Often 

These middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease can also be when your elderly family member starts to become restless more often. Your elderly family member may find it difficult to express what she needs, which can make her uncomfortable. You may also start to notice that certain times of day, such as later in the afternoon, are a little more challenging for your senior. Working with her routines can help to relieve some of this restlessness and late-day agitation. 

If you haven’t already started working with elderly care providers, they can help you and your aging family member to deal with these changes she’s experiencing. They can offer a great deal of practical assistance as well as support for both of you during this trying time. 

If you or an aging loved one are considering Elder Care in Lexington, SC, please contact the caring staff at Big Hearts Home Care today! 


Matthew Calcagno

Matthew is a graduate of Robert Morris College and is a U.S. Navy veteran.Matthew founded Big Hearts Home Care after over a decade at HP. Spending time volunteering at his grandparent’s senior center inspired him to make a bigger difference in the quality of care seniors receive.His grandfather whom turned 100 in 2015 is still a major inspiration to him in seeing that service is provided with a family focused touch.

It is his passion and commitment to providing quality service that has awarded Big Hearts Home Care as Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice in the Chicagoland area. He believes that being an independently owned and operated company allows him the flexibility to manage the business in a way that better serves the clients.


"Helping people is what I was meant to do; it inspires and motivates me," Calcagno said. "I also get to help veterans - assisting them in the VA pension process and providing care for several in the area. This is what I love to do."

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