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UNDIAGNOSED DEMENTIA: A SENIOR SAFETY RISK


A new study analyzed the habits of nearly 7,600 people to learn more about how a formal dementia diagnosis impacts daily behaviors that may be dangerous for a person living with the disease. The study found that while people with undiagnosed dementia were less likely to engage in potentially dangerous activities such as driving or cooking hot meals, they were also more likely to engage in these behaviors than people who had been formally diagnosed.