Declines in Wealth Among US Older Adults at Risk of Dementia.

TitleDeclines in Wealth Among US Older Adults at Risk of Dementia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of PublicationForthcoming
AuthorsLi, J, Skinner, JS, McGarry, K, Nicholas, LHersch, Wang, S-P, Bollens-Lund, E, Kelley, AS
JournalJAMA Neurology
ISSN Number2168-6157
KeywordsDementia, medical cost, Wealth

Dementia is a set of neurocognitive conditions marked by a gradual deterioration of cognitive capacity that interferes with daily life, with Alzheimer disease being the most common.1 This process may adversely affect household wealth, a key social determinant of health, due to negative outcomes of financial decision capacity2 and need for expensive medical and long-term care services.3,4 We compared trajectories in household wealth for older adults (aged ≥65 years) who developed probable dementia with those of a control cohort without dementia.

Citation Key13553
PubMed ID37721762
PubMed Central IDPMC10507589