What is the life expectancy for a person with frontotemporal dementia?


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The life expectancy for a person with frontotemporal dementia generally is two to 10 years after diagnosis, explains the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration. The average period of a patient suffering from the condition is about six years and six months to seven years.

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Neurologists who are knowledgeable about frontotemporal degeneration assess the rate of progression of the disease with the patient and family to help them plan for care, explains the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration. As of November 2015, there is no treatment for the progression of the disease, and a patient eventually advances to being entirely dependent on care.

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