Alzheimer's doesn't kill directly but the potential complications can. It's wonderful that your mother is eating great! That in itself speaks volumes. When my gma was at the end, she would just pick at her food and her weight got down to 75lbs (she was only 4' 8") and the doc wanted to put in a feeding tube. I told him that wouldn't be a great idea mainly because she already had a nephrostomy tube (due to bladder cancer) that she kept yanking out. So a feeding tube wouldn't be ideal.
Here is a website that can tell you more about
the fatality associated with AD:www.ehow.com/about_5545404_causes-death-alzheimers-disease.html
You may have to copy and paste the website.
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