Dr. Jerome Kaplan Outstanding Graduate Paper
Paper title: Early-life Factors and Survival Following Dementia Diagnosis
Abstract: While demographic and health-related factors in middle and late life have been investigated for their possible associations with years of survival post-dementia diagnosis, our study was novel in assessing the role of early-life factors. Our findings inform the importance of ensuring optimal childhood health and early dementia screening and diagnosis to reduce early mortality risk following dementia.
Usha Dhakal, Doctoral Student, MGS, MS