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7 Stages of Dementia

What are the Seven Stages of Dementia?

In This Podcast:
01:49 – Stage One: No Cognitive Decline.
02:09 – Stage Two: Very Mild Cognitive Decline.
02:41 – Stage Three: Mild Cognitive Decline.
04:40 – Stage Four: Moderate Cognitive Decline.
06:01 – Stage Five: Moderately Severe Cognitive Decline.
06:58 – Stage Six: Severe Cognitive Decline or Middle Dementia.
08:12 – Stage Seven: Very Severe Cognitive Decline or Late Dementia.
09:04 – Five Stages of Kubler Ross.
09:08 – The Denial Stage.
10:35 – Anger or Humor Stage.
11:30 – How long do the stages last before the next?
12:10 – Advancing the Stages.
13:24 – The Depression Stage.
14:21 – Meditation Management.
17:33 – Coaching and Counseling.
19:35 – Therapeutic Activities or Exercise.
23:33 – Always remember the word F-A-S-T!

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Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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  1. Dr.Chua, I just found your podcast (7 Stages) this morning. I really appreciated it. Almost 4 years ago, my husband and I moved to bring our three living parents into our home: my daddy and mom, my husband’s dad. All three had/have dementia. My mother-in-law had already passed with dementia. Yep – all four parents with dementia. Our dads passed last year; my mom, at mid-stage, remains with us. Our three goals in bringing the folks in were these: keep them as safe as we can, as healthy as we can, and laughing as much as we can. I quickly learned the words “as we can” were the most important part of our goals. We can only do our best. And, ultimately, that’s okay. God is in control. I cannot tell you all I’ve learned. I hope to eventually memoir our journey in order to help others. People ask how we’ve done this. I honestly have no answer except God. Some stages are 24/7. You understand that. The grief is immense – both the anticipatory grief with mom and the grief of the physical parting with our dads. I am, however, thankful for the eternal healing our dads (and my mother-in-law) have experienced now. And, my husband and I have no regrets.
    We are exhausted beyond belief, but with no regrets. I hope you have other podcasts. I truly benefitted from some of your suggestions and information. I’m ever learning! I hope you have other podcasts.
    Meanwhile, thank you. And God bless you!

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