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How long does dementia take to end a life?

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In brief: Depends

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

In brief: Depends

It depends on the type of dementia.
Prion disease ends life very fast few months.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Ronald Reagan probably survived at least 20 years all said and told before he died from his Alzheimer's Dementia.
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Varies on factors

It depends on the stage of dementia (earlier stage = live longer), their age at the time of diagnosis (younger people will live longer than older people with dementia), the type of dementia, gender (women live a bit longer than men), the person’s health/frailty, and other factors.

In brief: Varies on factors

It depends on the stage of dementia (earlier stage = live longer), their age at the time of diagnosis (younger people will live longer than older people with dementia), the type of dementia, gender (women live a bit longer than men), the person’s health/frailty, and other factors.
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
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