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JQBA
Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 9:03 PM
Joined: 6/23/2019
Posts: 10


Is there any good information out there that is more specific with the stages of dementia? Specifically vascular mixed with alzheimers?
TessC
Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 4:24 PM
Joined: 4/1/2014
Posts: 4890


I'm sure Stephanie has addressed this somewhere in her great message:

https://www.alzconnected.org/discussion.aspx?g=posts&t=2147523850


annie789
Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:05 PM
Joined: 11/19/2015
Posts: 1005


This might help you:  https://tamcummings.com/stages-of-dementia/
NoSiblings
Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:31 AM
Joined: 9/3/2016
Posts: 215


I found the Tam Cummings stages of dementia very helpful in trying to determine where my mom was in the disease and what to expect to happen next.

If you go to this page of her site and scroll to the bottom there is a link where you can download a .pdf version of the steps she gives listed in each stage. That was the most helpful thing I have found in determining stages.

tamcummings.com

The downloadable .pdf is listed as DBAT


Caring4two
Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 5:05 PM
Joined: 7/6/2014
Posts: 644


http://txccc.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/tam_cummings_llc_dbat_v4.pdf
SunnyBeBe
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 11:08 AM
Joined: 10/9/2014
Posts: 704


Thank you for that link.  According to it, my LO is year two on Stage 7 with all boxes checked.   


MinutebyMinute
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 12:06 PM
Joined: 6/11/2019
Posts: 240


Just read through this list. So depressing. Got a mix of 5/6 going on with mom. I can't even begin to think about wading deeper into 6 ... and 7? Oh. Dear. God.

I really hate this ... for ALL of us.


SunnyBeBe
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 1:38 PM
Joined: 10/9/2014
Posts: 704


MinutebyMinute wrote:

Just read through this list. So depressing. Got a mix of 5/6 going on with mom. I can't even begin to think about wading deeper into 6 ... and 7? Oh. Dear. God.

I really hate this ... for ALL of us.

 

Yes. it is heartbreaking, no matter the stage.  I just keep looking, reading, listening and asking, how is this possible....I just can't figure it out.  My LO has outlived so many roommates in MC.  So many who were high functioning, walking, communicative, etc., when she entered, and they have since, progressed and passed away.  Now, it's her who is at the end.....but, really? I just don't know.  It's as if she is just not ready.  I've read that sometimes, even if the person has severe dementia, there is something remaining that they are waiting on.  I just have no clue what it might be.  Her baby sister and parents are gone ahead and I know she looks forward to seeing them again.