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Perspectives on ethnic and racial disparities in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: Update and areas of immediate need

Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRDs) are a global crisis facing the aging population and society as a whole. With the numbers of people with ADRDs predicted to rise dramatically across the world, the scientific community can no longer neglect the need for research focusing on ADRDs among underrepresented ethnoracial diverse groups. The Alzheimer's Association… Read More

Re: Accuracy of general hospital dementia diagnoses in England: Sensitivity, specificity, and predictors of diagnostic accuracy 2008–2016

Thank you for inviting us to respond to the letter from Wilkinson et al. [1] about our recent article on in-hospital diagnosis of dementia. [2] We found that dementia diagnosis was recorded in only 63% of admissions of people with previously diagnosed dementia to a general hospital and that there were sociodemographic differences in diagnostic sensitivity.… Read More
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