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Death from dementia in five years

11th January 2008

Research published in the British Medical Journal has claimed that people with dementia survive an average of four and a half years following their diagnosis.

But the report also suggests that age, sex and any existing disability can alter life expectancy while common socioeconomic influences such as marital status, social class and living in a community or residential home did not seem to influence longevity. Researchers analysed 13,000 people over 65 in England and Wales who took part in a population-based study and were regularly assessed for dementia between 1991 and 2005.

 

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Article Information

Title: Death from dementia in five years
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 5302
Date Added: 11th Jan 2008

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