My Grandpa Has Late Stage Alzheimers. Can Anyone Tell Me How Long Someone In Late Stage Can Linger There? I Just Lost 3 Family Members In 9 Months And I Don't Think I Can Handle Another Loss.

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Asked by Kristina

My Grandpa Has Late Stage Alzheimers. Can Anyone Tell Me How Long Someone In Late Stage Can Linger There? I Just Lost 3 Family Members In 9 Months And I Don't Think I Can Handle Another Loss.

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Dear Kristina

I am so sorry. It is very hard dealing with one death, but three.

It is very difficult to make any judgement on how long your Grandpa may last because there are so many variants. If he is still physically strong and has no other diseases the severe stage can last weeks, months or even a year or two.There are no rules on Alzheimer's stages.

I wrote a sharepost on the causes of death in someone with Alzheimer's that you may find helpful and informative. Here is a link to it-Death and Dying, The Dying Process.

I am concerned about how you are feeling. Do you have good support and someone/others you can talk to and get support from? If you are begining to feel overwhelmed then I think you should go and see your family doctor. I am not thinking about medication, rather counseling or as support group.

All my best wishes

Christine

Answered by Christine Kennard