Availability of spouses and adult children who are well or living close enough to help varies greatly, and has an impact on the chance of moving to a nursing home.
Despite guidelines, 14% are on three or more drugs that act on the brain and nervous system; families and providers should review prescriptions regularly.
A new analysis finds higher baseline cognition scores for aging women, but a more rapid drop once cognitive decline begins.
Experts describe a method that could be used to spot the complex brain disease.
From opioids and antipsychotics to antidepressants and anxiety medicines, study looks at prescriptions among community-dwelling older adults with dementia.