Nov / Dec 2018 / Jan 2019 Newsletter

Nov / Dec 2018 / Jan 2019 Newsletter

Nearly 60% of Older Adults with Probable Dementia are Unaware of their Condition

A majority of U.S. adults aged 65 years or older who have probable dementia are either undiagnosed or unaware of their diagnosis, John Hopkins researchers have found.

Lack of diagnosis was most strongly linked to Hispanic ethnicity, while unawareness of diagnosis was linked to lower educational attainment. Both situations were associated with patients making medical visits by themselves, according to a report published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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