... It also has a death calculator and the results were consistent with the information that I got from our doctors. ... (3 replies)
... After reading one of the new threads I noticed some comments about the NH/Death calculator. What do you all know about this? I have never heard of it before. My FIL scored 12 on his mini mental exam, although the doctor allowed him a couple of extra questions which he got partially right. I suspect his real score is closer to 10. In addition they suspect he has Parkinsons... (3 replies)
... It's an average calculation to death. Sad as that might be, most people want to be prepared. Based on his MMSE score, he's got another 4 years of life (not withstanding other complications).
In my studies, I've come across an 'average' of a loss of 3 points per year from the MMSE score to death.
Horrible time, absolutely horrible. I'm so sorry. (3 replies)
... the summer volunteering at an AD NH, and noted that most of the patients who were still mobile had this "AD shuffle." If you find the 'time to nursing home and death calculator' on the internet, this physical symptom is one of the criteria used by Columbia University to measure the severity of the disease. ... (14 replies)
... That's sad that they won't offer information .....:confused: I don't get it y'know?
Story of all of us I guess eh? (3 replies)
... Death calculator suggested that we have another 3 to 4 years based on his last scores. This is consistent with the info in your posting. ... (2 replies)
... years to pneumonia. She was told that penumonia is often a cause of death for AD patients since in later stages of AD the patients can have more trouble with coughing, etc. even if they're otherwise in good health. ... (3 replies)
... We went to the hospital for DH's annual workup last week. The workup gives us a snapshot of how he's doing, and I get some caregiver tips that are helpful. I knew that there was a steep drop off this past year, which was confirmed by his test scores. DH is now 62 (for anyone who hasn't read my earlier postings, he was diagnosed at 58 and had no family history of the... (4 replies)
... could not find the site
any hints? (27 replies)
... Columbia has an online calculator for "time to nursing home care" or for death for Alzheimers' patients. ... (27 replies)
... I haven't posted very frequently, and realized that my last update of DH's condition was at the 5-year milestone. For those of you who have family members with early onset Alzheimers, our story may give you some possible answers. When DH was diagnosed in his late 50s, our doctors only said that every patient travels this path differently. We had no idea where our path would... (10 replies)
... disease of aging is more likely to be a cause of death for an elderly AD patient than AD itself. ... (3 replies)
... Hi~ Mom2Mom, If you will go to Geriatric Medicine and then scroll down past Alzheimer's Assn on down to "Time-to-Death Prediction Calculator for Alzheimer's Disease, there specific questions that will be asked including age of patient, date of diagnosis, score on MMET test ~ the mini mental test neurologists use each visit, anda couple others. When you put in your answers it... (10 replies)
... That Alzheimer's calculator gives not only a predictor of death but also a predictor of when you can expect a nursing home to be necessary. ... (7 replies)