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Abstract

The US military veteran population receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is particularly susceptible to cognitive impairment and dementias such as Alzheimer's disease and related dementias due to demographic, clinical, and economic factors. In this report we summarize the prevalence of dementia among US veterans and risks associated with AD and related dementias. We discuss the likelihood that these risks may be increasing in those about to enter the age in which dementias are common. We propose that VHA, the largest integrated health care system in the US, has shown promise in managing health risks that impact dementia prevention and propose further system wide approaches to be assessed for effective dementia prevention and care delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Article number610334
JournalFrontiers in Psychiatry
Volume12
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • dementia
  • risk
  • risk management
  • veterans

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