Dementia Care Site Map
Middle Stage Dementia


As the dementia progresses, independent living can be risky and some supervision may be required. However, with a positive and proactive approach to care, the person with dementia may still be able to live a meaningful life.


Symptoms of the middle stage of dementia may include:


  • Forgetting to eat and/or neglecting personal hygiene.
  • Experiencing difficulty with perception, maybe seeing or hearing things which are not there.
  • Becoming confused about where they are, or wandering off and getting lost if away from familiar environments.
  • Forgetting about recent events or the names of family and friends.
  • Becoming very easily upset and distressed through frustration.
  • Using inappropriate words.
  • Living in the past, talking about people and things that happened a long time ago as if they are recent events.