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How long do people usually live when diagnosed with Alzheimer.h

By Anonymous December 31, 2017 - 10:59pm
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Its already 3 and half to 4 years just trying to get general idea. She no longer knows us or can't talk on phone anymore. My mom lives in different state and I feel bad I hadn't been able to go visit over last year as i have son fighting leukemia also, but mom is still my mom and need to see her ju st wasn't sure on life expectancy for Alzheimers

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Hello Ann

Thank you for writing.

I'm very sorry to know your mom has this diagnosis, it's very difficult for family, as well as the patient. With your son's diagnosis, I can only imagine the stress you are under.
A person with Alzheimer's can live for many years (up to 20 years) but according to the Alzheimer's Association, 4-8 years is the average time a person has.
I do hope you get out to see your mom.

January 1, 2018 - 8:05am
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