What Are the Stages of Frontal Dementia?

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What is the average life expense to for people with frontal lobe dementia?
With good care, people with frontal lobe dementia can live a long time.
A LONG time, meaning , what they would have lived had they not got dementia ?
I don't think so. A healthy old man can do things to prolong his life, a dementia man can't be active physcially, it's definately no good for longevity.
Do you think when people have dementia they're out of worries, troubles, pains, happiness, they'll be in peace?
I've been told that life expectancy for Frontelobe dementia is about 6ys. My sister has been diagnosed and has been sick for about 3ys now. She has her memory that is very well. But her body seems to be breaking down. And her health is good except for she has ad an UTI for the past 2 months. She has been on 3 different antibiotics. She has too have 24hr care. I would like for more info on life expenses.
Like most dementias, Pick disease (frontotemporal dementia) is slowly progressive, leading to increased vocational and personal disability. However, a small number of people who have behavioral disturbance consistent with the behavioral variant of FTD may not progress—this has been called the phenocopy variant. In past studies, slow or no progression occurs only in patients with nonlinguistic symptoms—none had primary progressive aphasia.

Some patients can progress slowly over extremely long periods. Some may develop artistic or other talents during the course of their dementia, a phenomenon that is perhaps related to disinhibition of "creative" brain areas. Musical or artistic tastes also may change (eg, the patient may develop a sudden interest in music intended for much younger listeners).

Some patients may be capable of acquiring new knowledge or skills, such as the use of a computer-assisted, simple communication system. This relative sparing of ability to “do things” (process-oriented rather than content-oriented memory) may be helpful in implementing behavioral training techniques to optimize social and daily activity competence.

Pick disease runs a shorter course than Alzheimer disease, on average about 6 years. In some individuals whose main symptoms are a disturbance of speech and language (primary progressive aphasia), the clinical course can be slow. In one small series, these patients survived an average of 5 years longer than patients with behavioral symptoms (behavioral variant).  A patient with primary progressive aphasia may preserve the ability to function at home for 10 or more years after onset.
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