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how long does alzheimer's disease "take" from first symptoms 'til complete and permanent loss of all control?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Alzeimer dise Course: It is hard to predict how long , every case is different and some of the meds we use also slow down the progression somewhat.But mean life expectancy from the diagnosis to end is approx 7 years.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Geriatric Psychiatry 62 years experience
About 8 years: Alzheimer's disease progresses differently in different people but the duration on the average is 8 years from diagnosis to death.

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