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Default How long can an alzheimers patient live without eating or drinking? - 07-10-2009, 05:58 PM

How long can an alzheimers patient live without eating or drinking?
   
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Default 07-12-2009, 05:58 PM

probably just a couple days
   
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Default 07-16-2009, 05:58 PM

It doesn't matter if a person has Alzheimers or not. They can only live about a week maybe 10 days without water. Someone could probably live for a month without food.
   
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Default 07-19-2009, 05:58 PM

I have a friend who recently lost her mother who was an Alzheimer's patient. She lasted a little over 2 weeks.
   
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Default 07-22-2009, 05:58 PM

an Alzheimer's patient would survive the same as a person without the disease when not eating or drinking
   
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Default 07-25-2009, 05:58 PM

It should only be a few days, but I've had people live for up to a week and a 1/2 - 2 weeks. The body can't live very long w/o water but people sometimes do live longer than expected. A lot of the time families will have the doctor put in a feeding tube to give them nourishment, but if a person stops eating and drinking then that usually means they are ready to go and using the feeding tube is keeping them from passing. You have to think about what they would have wanted. I wish you well.
   
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Default 07-28-2009, 05:58 PM

7-10 days.
   
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