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What is the life span of a person with Primary Progressive Aphasia

By July 19, 2010 - 11:34am
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My mother was diagnosed with PPA about 4 years ago and now has much difficulty in speech. Also will sometimes retreve something else that she was asked to get and is incapeable to do almost everything, but remembers past and seems to understand what you are saying. Is it going to get worse to the point where she wont know us like Alzheimers and eventuly kill her. Thankyou Tim

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Anonymous (reply to Justme44)

I am so sorry for your family. My mom was diagnosed about two years ago. Most helpful things I did were: go to dr spots with her to ask questions; read books and articles about PPA, dementia , and Alzheimer's. My mom's type has a 70% chance of being caused by Alz. I have to focus on the positives, use humor to get through the hard days, and choose to love this woman who is less and less my mom and more and more another person.

February 2, 2017 - 10:09pm
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Anonymous (reply to Justme44)

I feel your pain, i went thru exactly the same emotion when my mum was diagnosed. Its a horrible disease an unfortunately my mum passed away in October after being diagnosed 6 months before. It was very aggressive for her.

December 19, 2016 - 3:18pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Please look into the Family Caregiver Support Program, usually offered through your local Area Agency on Aging.

August 19, 2015 - 10:25am

Yes that helped answer my question. My mother is 77 and she is on Ran Ramopril 5 mg and Ran Risperidone 0.25mg . Is there any other meds that could help her. Thanks Tim

July 19, 2010 - 12:56pm
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