I'm wondering if anyone has any knowledge that could help me. My mum has been suffering from Corticobasal Degeneration for a few years now. She was diagnosed 2 years ago. She had a brain scan about 2 months ago and we were told that the results were "as expected".
However over the past month she has unfortunately deteriorated so rapidly. A few weeks ago she could walk into her local village, albeit very slowly, however now she can hardly even stand up. Her falls have landed her in hospital numerous times over the past couple of weeks. A month ago I could hold a proper conversation with her, but fast forward 4 weeks and she is talking nonsense about 80% of the time now. She is having violent hallucinations, is convinced she is not in her own home and frequently doesn't know who she is or where she is. Plus over the past 2 weeks she's started having convulsions, with her eyes rolled to the back of her head. So all in all, the past month has been pretty horrific and incredibly stressful.
The reason I'm writing all of this is that my mum's GP has said that mum has less than a year to live.
My question is whether this announcement of mum's life expectancy could be based in any way on fact (i.e. the results of the recent brain scan) or would this be pure speculation on the part of the GP, based maybe on mum's rapid decline over the past few weeks?
If anyone has any information I'd really appreciate it.
My dad was so shocked when the GP said this "she's got a year" statement and I wanted to say to Dad that there is no way of knowing and that he doesn't have to start thinking that this will be Mum's last Christmas etc as there is no way of anyone knowing, but then again I didn't want to tell him anything without having some facts. So as I say, if anyone has any idea at all as to whether the GPs statement could be fact based or is pure speculation I would really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance, Jan x