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Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - Investigators from Emory University Target Alzheimer Disease (Prevalence of dementia subtypes in United States Medicare fee-for-service... - September 22, 2017

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 2/17/17 - Investigators from Emory University Target Alzheimer Disease (Prevalence of dementia subtypes in United States Medicare fee-for-service...

Investigators from Emory University Target Alzheimer Disease (Prevalence of dementia subtypes in United States Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, 2011-2013)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Investigators discuss new findings in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Conditions - Alzheimer Disease. According to news reporting originating from Atlanta, Georgia, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Rapid growth of the older adult population requires greater epidemiologic characterization of dementia. We developed national prevalence estimates of diagnosed dementia and subtypes in the highest risk United States (US) population."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Emory University, "We analyzed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid administrative enrollment and claims data for 100% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries enrolled during 2011-2013 and age >= 68 years as of December 31, 2013 (n = 21.6 million). Over 3.1 million (14.4%) beneficiaries had a claim for a service and/or treatment for any dementia subtype. Dementia not otherwise specified was the most common diagnosis (present in 92.9%). The most common subtype was Alzheimer's (43.5%), followed by vascular (14.5%), Lewy body (5.4%), frontotemporal (1.0%), and alcohol induced (0.7%). The prevalence of other types of diagnosed dementia was 0.2%. This study is the first to document concurrent prevalence of primary dementia subtypes among this US population."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The findings can assist in prioritizing dementia research, clinical services, and caregiving resources."

For more information on this research see: Prevalence of dementia subtypes in United States Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, 2011-2013. Alzheimers & Dementia, 2017;13(1):28-37. Alzheimers & Dementia can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, 360 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10010-1710, USA.

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.A. Goodman, Emory University, Sch Med, Dept. of Family & Prevent Med, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States. Additional authors for this research include K.A. Lochner, M. Thambisetty, T.S. Wingo, S.F. Posner and S.M. Ling.

Keywords for this news article include: Atlanta, Georgia, United States, North and Central America, Medicare, Diagnostics and Screening, Epidemiology, Central Nervous System Diseases and Conditions, Neurodegenerative Diseases and Conditions, Brain Diseases and Conditions, Alzheimer Disease, Health Policy, Tauopathies, Dementia, Emory University.

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