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My Step daughter has Downs Syndrome, she is 54 years old and

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My Step daughter has Downs Syndrome , she is 54 years old and has now got Dementia, my wife and I are wondering how much longer can we expect her to be with us, as we have heard that once Downs children contract Dementia they deteriorate quite quickly

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Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Good Afternoon Doctor, can you assist us at all,

I am sorry to hear about your concern. If you were asking regarding Dementia, often following diagnosis the average life expectancy can by about 10 years. Downs Syndrome indeed has a slightly reduced life expectancy compared to those who have not. However the Dementia doesn't necessarily mean this would cause a faster deterioration than the Downs Syndrome.

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Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Thank you Doctor that's all we require, today