Author: Fran Kritz

Over Half of Seniors with Serious Memory Loss or Dementia Have Never Been Tested

More than half of seniors with memory loss or dementia have never been tested for either condition, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan. The researchers say that their study can be extrapolated to show that as many as 1.8 million Americans over the age of 70 with dementia are not evaluated for symptoms of cognitive decline, which means that drugs or other options to help slow the decline are not being accessed by many people who could benefit from them.

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