Dementia progresses in 3 stages: Early Stage, Middle Stage and Late Stage. In the Early stage of dementia, people have a difficult time completing their thoughts or remembering the sequence of events to a story. Their short term memory is also affected during this stage. This causes the senior to ask the same question numerous times, not remembering previously asking the question. During the middle stage, people become more confused and take a longer time to process a conversation. People in the middle stage of dementia tend to make impolite or inappropriate statements, and will also make up details to a story they might have trouble remembering. In the Late stage of dementia, seniors only use about 6 words when they speak or repeat what is being said to them. People with this stage of dementia can become nonverbal and make sounds and facial expressions to communicate.