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My 80 year old brother has been diagnosed with vascular dementia.

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My 80 year old brother has been diagnosed with vascular dementia. I've been told his brain is dying. What can I expect will happen ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
unfortunately the course is similar to Alzheimer's dementia.
He will progressively lose more and more function slowly over time.
Eventually he will lose most memory and ability to communicate.
He will lose the ability to care for himself and over time will need 24 hour assistance
Most people will die from infections
I'm very sorry about this diagnosis
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for reply, its much as I expected. The consultant implied that he could stay as he is for along time but that he could also suddenly have devastating stroke. Once again, thank you for your help. Regards Mary.