• NC
    March 31, 2009
    March 31, 2009

    Like what Carol and Dorian mentioned, no one is the same.

    I would like to point out that, if the person with AD can live to the last minute without any other major diseases, the end stage usually lasts 1 to 3 years. But it takes a long time to reach that end stage. Some people did and it took 10 years or more.

    For example, my father-in-law who has late mid-AD also has heart failure this year and it would only give him 5 more years due to the heart problem.


    I found some website that tells me that early AD may take 4 or more years to be diagnosed, and that mid-AD could last 3-10 years and is the longest of all stages. Only the end stage is very clear and even that takes 3 years at most. It goes by a long shot really.

    My FIL has had AD since Nov. 2006. His friend suspected that he had AD in 2004. He is 88 now and I think he got it when he was 80 or so. No one knows when it starts at all.

    Not to mention the causes.



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