Is Wealth Late in Life Associated With Increased Dementia Risk?

Bottom Line: Levels of wealth in late life, independent of education, appeared to be associated with increased risk for dementia, suggesting that people with fewer financial resources were at higher risk, according to a study of a nationally representative sample of older English adults.

Why The Research Is Interesting: Dementia is a global health care and social challenge. Relatively few studies have used socioeconomic resources other than education to examine dementia risk. This study investigated the association of different socioeconomic markers.

Authors: Dorina Cadar, Ph.D., of University College London, and coauthors

To Learn More: The full study is available on the For The Media website.

(doi:10.1001/ jamapsychiatry.2018.1012)