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CDC Survey shows 4 percent of US adults 65 and older diagnosed with dementia and 13 percent rate increase to 13 percent for people 85 and up

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According to a CDC report 4-percent of U.S. adults aged 65 and older have been diagnosed with dementia, with the rate increasing to 13-percent for those 85 and older. 

The survey revealed that dementia diagnoses are higher among individuals with less education and lower among those with college degrees.  

To hear more, KCBS Radio's news anchor Pat Thurston spoke with Robert Levenson, Professor of Psychology at U-C Berkeley. 

 

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