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Study: Dementia Will Hit People of Color Hardest in Future

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by Robin Seaton Jefferson

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) will increase some 178% among all Americans aged 65 years and older by 2060, but Hispanic, African American and other racial and ethnic groups will see the fastest growing rates.

They say the study of 28 million Medicare recipients fills a critical research gap because estimates of the future burden of ADRD in the U.S. population by age, sex, race and ethnicity did not exist before now.

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