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Is wealth late in life associated with increased dementia risk?

May 16, 2018

BottomLine: Wealth in late life, independent of education, appeared to be associated with increased risk for dementia, suggesting that people with fewer financial resources were at higher risk, according to a study of a nationally representative sample of older English adults.

Why The Research Is Interesting: Dementia is a global health care and social challenge. Relatively few studies have used socioeconomic resources other than education to examine dementia risk. This study investigated the association of different socioeconomic markers.

Authors: Dorina Cadar, Ph.D., of University College London, and coauthors

For more details and to read the full study, please visit the For The Media website.

(doi:10.1001/ jamapsychiatry.2018.1012)

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