Examining dementia trends in America

NIA Aging Centers News Reference

In a special supplement to the Journals of Gerontology, Series B, a group of international cross-disciplinary researchers examine dementia in the US. Emanating from an NIA-funded 2017 workshop, the nine featured papers in this supplement provide important new evidence on the prevalence, disparities, and trends in Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias among older Americans.

Researcher Profiles:
Peter Hudomiet (RAND)
Michael D. Hurd (RAND)
Susann Rohwedder (RAND)
Eileen Crimmins (USC/UCLA)
Jung Ki Kim (USC/UCLA)
HwaJung Choi (Michigan)
Robert F. Schoeni (Michigan)
Kenneth M. Langa (Michigan)
Julie Zissimopoulos (USC/UCLA)
Vicki Freedman (Michigan)
Judith Kasper (Hopkins)

More Information:

News media website

Journals of Gerontology supplement

Additional Media Coverage:

"Rate of dementia on the decline—but beware of growing numbers" - Michigan News. 4/16/2018.

"Education can hold off dementia, new USC-led study finds" - USC News. 4/16/2018.

"Rate of dementia on the decline—but beware of growing numbers" - Medical Xpress. 4/17/2018.

"Longer lives mean more people will have dementia" - Futurity. 4/18/2018.

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