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what is the prognosis with advanced infarction dementia if my dad has had it a few years undiagnosed?

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In my experience, it continues to get worse. This dementia is usually caused many mini-strokes or a major stroke. My uncle had this type of dementia. He continued to decline until his body just gave up. I don't know of any major advances in the medical field that can reverse this kind of dementia.

Antioxidants (highly absorbably ones) can help general health, and may brighten his life in that he'll feel better. However, that doesn't mean that the damage is reversed. You could check into studies if you live near a teaching hospital or medical university, however, there are no guarantees there, either. Keep in touch. We'd like to hear how you are doing.
Carol
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thankyou carol that was very good information.its very hard having this diagnosed
and it seems like within a week he's changed(not for the best).
cindy
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My mother has severe dementia and has almost progressed to needing a feeding tube. I would like to hear from anyone who has been thru this process and would they recommend it or would they do it differently.
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My father-in-law is at the point where they are asking us about a feeding tube. I think we should not do this but his daughter "hates to see him starve to death". How do I answer this?
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