There is a shift that happens sometime late in Alzheimer’s disease. While most parts of the disease are difficult to handle for the caregiver, these late stages often severely stretch the ability of family and friends to care for the individual.
- Many people with Alzheimer’s experience severe insomnia and have odd sleeping and waking habits.
- Very severe mental changes including hallucinations, delusions and paranoia often strike.
- As the disease begins to affect the whole brain, people lose the ability to walk, use their hands. They may become incontinent, unable to swallow, eat, or even speak.