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What are the long-term complications of dementia?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Progressive

Dementia generally is a fatal progressive illness.

In brief: Progressive

Dementia generally is a fatal progressive illness.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Theresa Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dependent all ADLs

End stage dementia is characterized by needing assistance with all activities of daily living including eating, toiletting, etc.
End of life in dementia is caused by an inability to swallow and immobility and the complications arising from these things - pneumonia, urinary tract infection, bed sores, dehydration and many other possible syndromes.

In brief: Dependent all ADLs

End stage dementia is characterized by needing assistance with all activities of daily living including eating, toiletting, etc.
End of life in dementia is caused by an inability to swallow and immobility and the complications arising from these things - pneumonia, urinary tract infection, bed sores, dehydration and many other possible syndromes.
Dr. Theresa Redling
Dr. Theresa Redling
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Death

Dementia is a progressive non curable disease ( most cases) where brain function deteriorates including recent memory, orientation, capacity to take care of ourselves, capacity of rationalization, inability to be responsible, inability to make simple mental mathematics, insight about the disease, even speech and mobility change.
There is degeneration and atrophy of the brain.

In brief: Death

Dementia is a progressive non curable disease ( most cases) where brain function deteriorates including recent memory, orientation, capacity to take care of ourselves, capacity of rationalization, inability to be responsible, inability to make simple mental mathematics, insight about the disease, even speech and mobility change.
There is degeneration and atrophy of the brain.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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