While doctors have suggested FTD/Pick's Disease, a neurologist rendered a Dx on the person I've been caring for; he said it's early onset Alzheimers with dementia. Now, his task de jour is to ferret the cause, according to him.
I don't know how trustworthy the stats are re: life expectancy, so I don't put much into relying on that type info., since diagnosis is often prolonged, mis-interpreted/mis-diagnosed, etc.
On the surface of things, it seems, however, that lifestyle can also factor into longevity post diagnosis, such as whether the person eats well, exercises, etc.
Anyone know if this is true? Otherwise, the stats appear to diminish hope. Maybe it's just staying on top of the caring aspect and follow-thru?
".... This world wasn't built for people in wheelchairs ...."