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Late stage dementia

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  • 1. Definition
  • 2. Individuals lose their ability to respond to their environment, the ability to speak and ultimately the ability to control movement  
  • 3. •  Often  lose  their   capacity  for   recognizable  speech   •  Need  assistance  with   eating  and  toileting,   usually  incontinent   •  Lose  ability  to  ambulate   without  assistance,  then   ability  to  sit  without   assistance   •  Lose  ability  to  smile  or   hold  their  head  up   •  Reflexes  become   abnormal  
  • 4. •  Often  lose  their  capacity   for  recognizable  speech   •  Need  assistance  with   eating  and  toileting,   usually  incontinent   •  Lose  ability  to  ambulate   without  assistance,  then   ability  to  sit  without   assistance   •  Lose  ability  to  smile  or   hold  their  head  up   •  Reflexes  become   abnormal  
  • 5. •  Often  lose  their  capacity   for  recognizable  speech   •  Need  assistance  with   eating  and  toileting,   usually  incontinent   •  Lose  ability  to   ambulate  without   assistance,  then  ability   to  sit  without   assistance   •  Lose  ability  to  smile  or   hold  their  head  up   •  Reflexes  become   abnormal  
  • 6. •  Often  lose  their  capacity   for  recognizable  speech   •  Need  assistance  with   eating  and  toileting,   usually  incontinent   •  Lose  ability  to  ambulate   without  assistance,  then   ability  to  sit  without   assistance   •  Lose  ability  to  smile  or   hold  their  head  up   •  Reflexes  become   abnormal  
  • 7. •  Often  lose  their  capacity   for  recognizable  speech   •  Need  assistance  with   eating  and  toileting,   usually  incontinent   •  Lose  ability  to  ambulate   without  assistance,  then   ability  to  sit  without   assistance   •  Lose  ability  to  smile  or   hold  their  head  up   •  Reflexes  become   abnormal  
  • 8. How  does  the   Alzheimer’s  Association   defines  late  stage   dementia  as:     Muscles  become  rigid     Swallowing  is  impaired     Reoccurring  infections     Lose  inability  to  express   needs/pain/illness  
  • 9. How  does  the   Alzheimer’s  Association   defines  late  stage   dementia  as:     Muscles  become  rigid     Swallowing  is  impaired     Reoccurring  infections     Lose  inability  to  express   needs/pain/illness  
  • 10. How  does  the   Alzheimer’s  Association   defines  late  stage   dementia  as:     Muscles  become  rigid     Swallowing  is  impaired     Reoccurring  infections     Lose  inability  to  express   needs/pain/illness  
  • 11. How  does  the   Alzheimer’s  Association   defines  late  stage   dementia  as:     Muscles  become  rigid     Swallowing  is  impaired     Reoccurring  infections     Lose  inability  to   express  needs/pain/ illness  

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