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How long does a person last after diagnosis with dementia?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: It really depends

If one is diagnosed early on in the illness, it can be a long term chronic disease lasting 20 years.
Most people are not diagnosed until they have moderate or even advanced disease so they live less than 10 years after diagnosis.

In brief: It really depends

If one is diagnosed early on in the illness, it can be a long term chronic disease lasting 20 years.
Most people are not diagnosed until they have moderate or even advanced disease so they live less than 10 years after diagnosis.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Average 8-10 years

On average, once diagnosed with alzheimer's dementia, the life expectancy is about 8-10 years.
However, it can be up to 20 years.

In brief: Average 8-10 years

On average, once diagnosed with alzheimer's dementia, the life expectancy is about 8-10 years.
However, it can be up to 20 years.
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