2021 PRB Fact Sheet - US Dementia Trends banner crop

Older adults with more education are less likely to develop dementia; they spend a larger portion of their lives cognitively healthy and fewer years with dementia.

In 2019, 5% of older college graduates (ages 70 and older) were living with dementia, compared with 18% of their counterparts with less than 12 years of education.


Read the full article with references: Fact Sheet: U.S. Dementia Trends from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), October 2021.