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November 4, 2022

Study shows one in 10 older Americans has dementia

The first nationally representative study of cognitive impairment in more than 20 years has found that nearly one in 10 U.S. adults over age 65 has dementia. The study used the Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol, which is part of the Health and Retirement Study. Ken Langa said this data shows the burden of dementia now and will be used to track future trends: “Following those trends will be especially important given the likely impact of COVID and other recent population health changes on the risk for dementia in the coming decades.”

Read the full story at the University Record.

Original research in Jama Neurology.