Journal Article

Underdiagnosis of dementia: an observational study of patterns in diagnosis and awareness in US older adults.

Amjad H, Roth DL, Sheehan OC, et al. Journal of general internal medicine. 2018;33:1131-1138.

This observation study found that patients who met criteria for dementia using objective assessments often lacked a formal dementia diagnosis, even when they regularly received medical care. Many patients who were diagnosed with dementia were not aware of their diagnosis. These results indicate the need to improve both diagnosis of dementia and communication regarding dementia diagnosis.