Many Americans With Dementia Don’t Know They Have It: Study

Many Americans With Dementia Don't Know They Have It: Study

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans with dementia don’t know they have the disease, a new study indicates. A review of data from 585 Medicare recipients with probable dementia found nearly 6 out of 10 were either undiagnosed or unaware of their diagnosis. Those who had less than a high school education, who went to medical visits alone and who had fewer problems with daily tasks were more likely to be among the unaware ones. Hispanics were also more likely to have undiagnosed dementia, according to the study. “There is a huge population out there […]

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