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Published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 26:3, Supplement 1, p. S146


Copyright © 2018, Elsevier. Used by permission.


There is growing evidence for a decline in the prevalence and incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. These findings have been attributed to greater educational attainment, reduced incidenced of stroke, and better management of chronic health conditions. However, limited research has examined if the declining trend in dementia risk are also occurring in minority populations, especially Mexican Americans.

Methods: Data: This analysis used data from the Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (H-EPESE) to examine differences in the 10-year risk of cognitive impairment for Mexican Americans aged 75 and older in 2004-05 compared to Mexican Americans aged 75 and older in 1993-94