The average life expectancy given for a person with Alzheimer is about 4 to 5 years. Alzheimer is a degenerative disease. It causes memory loss and dementia in the person eventually. There is no medication available for Alzheimer and the usual symptoms start with memory loss.
However, a person can make some improvements to their lifestyle by trying to be more mentally active and keeping the mind active. One can do that by playing brain teasing games and so on. There are several mental exercises suggested for people with Alzheimer’s. The degeneration caused by Alzheimer’s starts much early in age than the disease gets diagnosed.
Alzheimer’s mostly gets diagnosed in old age and after a person crosses 60 years of age. After the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, women live for a slightly longer period of time than men. Also, a research shows that men were more susceptible to get Alzheimer’s compared to women. In addition, the life expectancy depended on the physical status of men and women. People who were already frail had lesser chances to live than that who were healthy. Alzheimer’s combined with dementia further reduced the life expectancy for people. When people are affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia, they start eating less and also become weak physically. And, that has been attributed as the main reason for early death in the patients. Also, dementia is a very difficult condition to manage and affects the central nervous system. As the brain loses its capacity to function normally, several other organs of the body are also being degenerated.
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