Michigan Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer's (CAPRA) signatureCAPRA has published its first data brief by Mark Iskandar, Jonathan Martindale, and Matt Davis.

Here we demonstrate use of NHIS to examine trends in self-reported cognitive limitations among older U.S. adults by race and ethnicity.

Known differences exist in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) prevalence across racial and ethnic groups. Previous studies have found that these groups tend to experience delayed diagnosis of ADRD that can lead to adverse health outcomes. Among the most common data sources used to study ADRD are Medicare Claims that rely on clinical diagnosis to identify ADRD. While these data may reflect receiving a diagnosis, they include misdiagnosed cases and potentially miss cases that go undiagnosed.

Read the full data brief.