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Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

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If someone you care about has received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, you may be wondering what to expect as the illness takes its course. First of all, you should know that Alzheimer’s disease affects everyone differently, so people go through the various stages at different rates. On average, the duration of the disease is 7-10 years, although this can be shortened when diagnosis is delayed, and it may be much longer in some people. And while it’s true that people with the illness will lose many of the abilities they once had, it’s best to focus on the abilities that remain so you can make the most of the time you have together.

Alzheimer's disease can be divided into the following 4 main stages: