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What is the average life expectancy after diagnosis with alzheimers?

What is the average life expectancy after diagnosis with alzheimers?

Up to >14 years.: The answer to this question differs with the affected individual, as no two cases are alike. However, it has been determined that the mean life expectancy after diagnosis is 7 years, with few cases (3%) living more than 14 years. It is still hard to be clear on this since individuals may have had alzheimer's for some time before diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long is the average life expectancy of someone with Alzheimer's disease?

How long is the average life expectancy of someone with Alzheimer's disease?

About 8 years: Alzheimer's disease progresses differently in different people but the duration on the average is 8 years from diagnosis to death. Of course, if somebody is diagnosed late in life the survival is shorter. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for an alzheimer's patient?

May vary: Often said to be roughly 10-15 yrs after diagnosis, but could be shorter period of time depending on age of diagnosis, and co-morbidities. The alzheimer's meds on the market do not seem to change life expectancy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some of the symptoms, treatment, and what is the life expectancy of someone who suffers from alzheimers?

Can you tell me some of the symptoms, treatment, and what is the life expectancy of someone who suffers from alzheimers?

Strongly advise: You contact alzheimer's foundation, or "the judy fund in palm springs california. They up to date on all the questions you have! ...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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On average, how long will a g tube prolong the life of an Alzheimer's patient?

No Real Answer: I was hoping an older doctor would answer this. This should never be done anymore. Think of dementia as reverse development of a baby. When the apathy that there is no longer an interest in eating they are near death. Theoretically a g-tube could prolong their lives months to even years if the rest of their organs are healthy and bed sores are avoided. However, this there is no quality of life. ...Read more

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What's an average fluid intake for late stage Alzheimer's patient they have also got fluid retention?

What's an average fluid intake for late stage Alzheimer's patient they have also got fluid retention?

Individualize: For 'late stage' of any disease that might be approaching end-stage i advise letting your loved one (or patient with dementia) guide how much they need based on thirst (i.e. Offer fluids on demand but and don't force). By letting them guide you it maximizes their comfort towards the end of their life. For sudden declines be evaluated by a doctor for easily reversible causes. ...Read more

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We just received our diagnosis that my husban has alzheimer's. What do we do now?

Just ask the doctor: To answer this question, it depends on the level of progression such as early, mild, moderate or severe. These level of progressions present various functional, behavioral and cognitive status. Therefore, there are many ways that you help him. One great book for all caregivers is called 36 hours by dr. Peter rabins from john hopkins university. ...Read more

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What are some ways to make life easier for a loved family member battling alzheimer's disease?

What are some ways to make life easier for a loved family member battling alzheimer's disease?

Read "36 Hour DAY": Read the book the 36 hour day by nancy l. Mace and peter v. Rabins M.D. My other suggestion is to go to meetings with other family members of alzheimer's patients. You may check with your local hospital. ...Read more

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