How will America care for its aging population, especially those with dementia?

April 9, 2024

Contact: Jon Meerdink ([email protected])

ANN ARBOR — There is a numbers game at play in one key area of American healthcare. The U.S. population is aging, and if trends continue as expected, the number of older adults with dementia will increase accordingly, leading to an unprecedented number of people facing that specific health challenge in their older years. How will we take care of them?

Sarah Patterson, Ph.D., of the Institute for Social Research’s Survey Research Center and Population Studies Center, is tackling that question. She shared some of her findings during a presentation as a part of ISR’s Insights Speaker Series in September 2023, and we’re reviewing her work on this week’s episode of The Abstract.

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