What’s the Life Expectancy of Dementia Patients?

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The outlook for most types of dementia is poor unless the cause is an early recognized reversible condition. However, untreated dementia usually continues to worsen over time. The condition usually progresses over years until the person's death. Life expectancy after diagnosis averages about 8-10 years with a range from about 3-20 years. Before the day comes, making decisions about end-of-life care is important. And the focus of the care should be easing pain and preserving as much dignity as possible.   Keywords: dementia life expectancy calculator
my dad is 91. he has had dementia and Parkinson disease for4 years and has gotten worse. he does not know us  now. how long will this go on. he has been in and out of the hospital 3 times in 6 months with pneumonia.
The life expectancy is just a few years, at best. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in patients with dementia, especially in the elderly.
I knew how painful it is to see someone who you love gradually forgetting all the people around him. My mom is 83 and she has Alzheimer. Recently she even doesn’t recognize her home. She keeps asks me to take her home when we are at home. She is using aricept 5 and ebixa 5-20 right now. The doctor sad she may just remember the house in which she lived when she was a child. I just told her that we had already moved out from the old house. There is no treatment for people having dementia. What we could do is treat them with patience and love.

My grandma has had dementia for about 8 years now and she will be 90 in a few weeks. Her body is healthy but she is pretty much always confused. She will not admit she has that disease. She thinks those people will steal from her if she lets them in her house. However, she sleeps most of the day away. Now, it is my mother that takes care of her.  

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