AAIC 2018: Dementia prevalence in the LGBT community highlights need for outreach

Written by Abigail Sawyer, Future Science Group

The first data set regarding the prevalence of dementia in LGBT older adults has been announced today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (22–26 July, Chicago, IL, USA), highlighting the need for further research and outreach. Researchers from University of California, San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Division of Research (both CA, USA) examined dementia prevalence among 3718 adults aged 60 and older, who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual. “Current estimates suggest that more than 200,000 sexual minorities in the US are living with dementia, but – before our study – almost nothing was known about the prevalence of dementia...

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