Is socioeconomic status associated with dementia diagnosis and severity at diagnosis?

Takeaway

  • Individuals with higher household income (HHI) in Denmark were more likely to receive an earlier dementia diagnosis than those with lower HHI.

Why this matters

  • An earlier diagnosis of dementia allows patients to live independently for longer, and to make important decisions about their future care.

  • A better understanding of the factors associated with early and late dementia diagnosis could help to target diagnostic efforts, and therefore improve care for people living with dementia.