A 55-year-old member asked:
Is contracting and living with Lewy bodies dementia (alzheimers) terminal?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Lynne Weixel answered
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Eventually, yes: Lbd is not the same as alzheimers. However, there also is no cure, and it is progressive - either slow or rapid. So, it is terminal but an average life expectancy after DX is 5-7 yrs. The worst of it is that the symptoms are quite difficult to manage and few families can avoid residential care. Here's a link: http://www.Lbda.Org/content/role-palliative-and-hospice-care-in-lbd. Hope you find help!
Answered on Jan 6, 2020
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