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Old 11-22-2008, 10:40 PM   #5
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Re: why do dementia symtoms worsen?

I may be wrong but I think ALZ has a faster progression rate than dementia. My cousin had ALZ, diagnosed at 55 and was gone by 2 1/2 years later. My mother's dementia has been officially about 11 years but we can look back and see signs as far back as 15 -20 years

During the recent doctor visit that I attended with Sister about Mom, doctor stated that there are periods in Dementia where the failures are fast and then they kind of plateau out for a few weeks or momth and then the failures progress again rapidly.