What’s the Life Expectancy of Dementia Patients?

Q:
What’s the life expectancy of dementia patients?

A:
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.

 

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