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What symptoms develop in moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease?

David A. Merrill, MD
Psychiatry
In moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease, people may develop frank amnesia, where they completely forgetting a conversation. People with later-stage Alzheimer's might go out to movie and the next day not remember going to the movie or not be able to tell you the name of the movie or describe the plot. They will have further problems with language, to the point where they have trouble holding a conversation.

Psychological or behavioral symptoms also start to become more pronounced or more evolved into a difficult state of agitation or wandering. There may even be trouble with incontinence. At this point -- moderate to severe Alzheimer's -- even simple tasks become difficult.

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