How do you die from dementia?

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Charity Marie Curie said: “It is difficult to know when a person with dementia is coming to the end of their life.

“However, there are some symptoms that may indicate the person is at the end of their life including: limited speech, needing help with everyday activities, eating less and swallowing difficulties, [and] incontinence and becoming bed bound.

“When these are combined with frailty, recurrent infections and/or pressure ulcers, the person is likely to be nearing the end of their life.

“If the person has another life-limiting condition [e.g. cancer], their condition is likely to worsen in a more predictable way.”

Published at Wed, 20 Jan 2021 19:22:38 +0000

How do you die from dementia?

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