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Some of the online sites states that people with alz/dem. have about an 8 year time frame before passing. My mom is 63 has slurred speech and can't walk, she can carry a conversation but can't remember what happened yesterday. Does that sound about right?

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How long someone will live once diagnosed depends on the health of the person, and their advance health care directives. Some can linger for decades.
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My dad had Alz plus Parkinson's, heart disease, prostate cancer, glaucoma. He lived 8 yrs from diagnosis. A friend of mine whose mom had Alz but no other life threatening diseases lived 12 yrs. All I know is those 8 yrs for me and those 12 yrs for her were the saddest yrs of our lives.
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My mom is also 63 and has Alz. From what I have read, every person is different and the time frames are different too. Having said that, I read one article that said an average was that it shortened their remaining life by 50%. Based on that and some other info (like my mom is in good physical health), I was estimating 12 years.

Ultimately, I think any "estimates" are our attempt to control a situation where we have no control. No one really knows.
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