Study: More Than Half Of Americans With Dementia Have Never Undergone Thinking, Memory Screening

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HealthDay (11/27, Preidt) reported that research published online (12/1) in Neurology suggests that “more than half of Americans with dementia have never undergone screening of their thinking and memory skills.” The research “included almost 300 people with dementia, aged 70 and older, who were taking part in the national Health and Retirement Study.”

The Medscape (12/1) reported that investigators “found that about 5% of those 70 years or older with cognitive impairment not dementia (CIND), and less than half of those with frank dementia, received a” clinical cognitive evaluation.

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