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How long can an elderly person live after first getting symptoms of dlb? Do they die with it or from dementia like that?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
5 doctors agree

In brief: A number of years

It depends on many things including what other health problems a perso has.

In brief: A number of years

It depends on many things including what other health problems a perso has.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. J. Devon Lowdon
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not long

Lewy body dementia tends to progress rapidly with more adverse behavior issues than other dementias.

In brief: Not long

Lewy body dementia tends to progress rapidly with more adverse behavior issues than other dementias.
Dr. J. Devon Lowdon
Dr. J. Devon Lowdon
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Time from diagnosis

To death is approximately 8 years, which is similar to alzheimer's disease.
Patients usually die from complications of dementia.

In brief: Time from diagnosis

To death is approximately 8 years, which is similar to alzheimer's disease.
Patients usually die from complications of dementia.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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