A report on Canadian readiness to deal with new Alzheimer’s disease treatments co-authored by Jakub Hlávka found that average wait times could reach 28 months and that the most pressing issue is a lack of dementia specialists.
Insufficient understanding of the completeness of dementia diagnosis and for whom in Medicare claims data limits their use. This study analyzes prevalence and incidence of dementia in survey and claims data to understand differences.
USC researchers found a link between higher education and longer life without dementia. Related study shows the importance of discovering how to delay the onset of dementia; otherwise, more people will end up living longer with the debilitating condition.
Improving cardiovascular health at middle and older ages is not enough to slow the growth in the number of older Americans with dementia, further underscoring the need for innovations that will delay or prevent dementia.