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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is dementia life threatening?

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    Dr Gail Jamieson

    Geriatrician (Aged Care Specialist)

    Dementia itself is not life-threatening, but it is a terminal illness. People progress at different stages. As dementia progresses it will affect motor function as well and patients can have, increasing falls, develop incontinence, difficulties communicating, swallowing difficulties, sleep disturbances, and ultimately become bedbound.

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