Do You Forget How To Walk In The Late Stages Of Alzheimers

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Asked by terry

Do You Forget How To Walk In The Late Stages Of Alzheimers

Does a person forget how to walk in the end stages of alzheimers. My mom has lost her ability to use the toilet,feed herself and is now struggling to walk. She has also lost the ability to finish a sentence. This has all occurred during the last 4 months. It all seems so fast now. She has also been diagnosed with seizures a few weeks ago.

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Hi Terry

It is true that as Alzheimer's disease progresses and brain damage increases that motor function, walking, swollowing, toilet function etc. can all be affected and continue to deteriorate. But as Joseph rightly points out, people with Alzheimer's get sick too so you do need medical advice.

Christine