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What is life expectancy of late stage dementia patient?

What is life expectancy of late stage dementia patient?

Dementia: Usually rule of thirds. 3 years mild, 3 years moderate and 3 years severe. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

Dementia is a condition characterized by loss of brain function, manifesting as deficits in memory, reasoning, and judgment, as well as changes in behavior. These deficits are beyond what is ...Read more


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What is the life expectancy of an old woman with renal failure, end stage dementia, incontinent?

What is the life expectancy of an old woman with renal failure, end stage dementia, incontinent?

Difficult to say: Signs that someone is nearing the end of life include weight loss, decreased speech (fewer than 6 words per day), need for medical interventions like IV fluids, frequent infections, not walking any longer and decreased interactivity with others. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy after massive occipital lobe stroke followed by aggressive dementia?

What is the life expectancy after massive occipital lobe stroke followed by aggressive dementia?

Ask doctor: Predicting life expectancy is very complicated and requires dozens or more pieces of information. Seek information from the persons health care team. ...Read more

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F/u q: the dementia is wernicke-korsakoff syndrome (alcohol induced). Dx'd mid-2010, now late stage, what is development rate? Life expectancy?

No telling: It's hard to predict what course it will take. It will depend on a lot of factors such as general health, whether he continues alcohol consumption or not and comorbidities. People usually don't die from dementia itself but rather from other complications such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections, fractures, heart issues to name a few. ...Read more

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My mom has hashimotos encephalopathy and since two months ago, she's getting worse. Dementia is advancing fast. Can it be reversible? Life expectancy?

This can be treated: If your mother's encephalopathy is truly from hashimotos (autoimmune hypothyroidism), then it is reversible with treatment. She needs to see a doctor, be tested, and be treated immediately. Severe hashimotos can be life-threatening and is very easily treatable with thyroid replacement pills. If it does not seem to be improving, then there is probably something else going on that needs diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for an 83 year old man with diagnoses of alzheimer's, parkinson's, and lewey bodies dementia?

What is the life expectancy for an 83 year old man with diagnoses of alzheimer's, parkinson's, and lewey bodies dementia?

Depends: Depending on how severe the above conditions are, and what other medical problems he has, it may be anywhere from 6 weeks to 5+ years. For your loved ones, particularly if they are mentally incapacitated, you would want to address end of life issues such as would they want to be maintained on a respirator, live in a nursing home etc. A social worker can help you with that. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with early onset dementia at 36, what is life expectancy like? Any promising treatment to be ready in the next 5 years to delay?

Talk to your doctor : I recommend evaluation and treatment by a doctor who specializes in dementia. If you were my patient or family member, I would want a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis. Also, I would have to know the underlying cause of the dementia. There are many causes: Alzheimers, Vascular, mixed, alcohol, Lewy Body, Pick's, etc. The type and cause determines treatment and prognosis. My best wishes to u! ...Read more

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What would be the average life span of someone with dementia?

What would be the average life span of someone with dementia?

Can be quite long: Remember, an individual is not an average. With dementia dx, a person under 70 averages 10.7 yrs but less if they are frail or ill. In a study of all ages, average survival after DX of alzheimers or dementia was 4.5 yrs. But, with good care and an otherwise strong, healthy body - life with dementia can exceed averages by a lot yet it definitely shortens average life expectancy. ...Read more

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How long does dementia take to end a life?

Depends: It depends on the type of dementia. Prion disease ends life very fast few months. ...Read more

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