Dementia Research Centre


Stages of Posterior Cortical Atrophy

The experience of PCA differs from one person to the next, but this document attempts to describe how abilities change during the course of the condition. This document reflects the different symptoms, deficits and challenges faced by individuals diagnosed with PCA relative to more typical, memory-led presentations of Alzheimer’s disease. It was developed with people with PCA and their carers and is based on the well-established ‘7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease’ framework.

We recognise that information about the final stages of this disease may be a sensitive topic and difficult to embrace. Please be aware that this document does contain some candid descriptions of the later stages of PCA and do not feel obliged to access the document if you don’t feel comfortable so doing.

Here you can access the Stages of Posterior Cortical Atrophy (pdf) document.