Can People Die from Dementia?

1 Answer

These messages are for mutual support and information sharing only. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.
With dementia, you end up dying not because of the disease itself, but from a complication related to the disease. These include: Pneumonia - Dementia patients have poor immune systems, making it harder to fight off. Falls - Dementia can affect your balance and ability to walk. Falling is the cause of almost all fractures in the elderly, this can increase their chances of death. Choking - During the late stages of dementia, one may have trouble swallowing. Suicide - During the early stages of dementia, especially when one has just been diagnosed with it, there may be an increased risk of suicide. Stroke - Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the US, and Alzheimer's can increase the risk of stroke. Heart Attack - Dementia patients may have higher risk of heart attacks. To learn more you should go to a medical professional. Keyword: can you die dementia
Is sundowners depression a form of dementia?