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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?
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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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