Race, ethnicity linked to end-of-life care disparities for those with dementia

Substantial unmet end-of-life care needs among older adults with dementia exist in traditionally underrepresented groups compared with white individuals, according to a presenter at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.

“If we look at patient journey from diagnosis to death, we found that dementia diagnosis delays were common across all racial and ethnic groups,” Paige Lin, PhD, of Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, said during her presentation.

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