(CTN News) – Compared to adult day services centers that do not provide specialized dementia care, ADSCs that do provide specialized care have a higher percentage of patients with dementia, according to a study published online January 25. The U.S.
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ADSCs that provide specialized care were compared with ADSCs that do not provide specialized care for dementia to determine which had a higher prevalence of Alzheimer disease or other dementias.
Priyanka Singh, M.P.H., from the National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, Maryland, and colleagues used data from the ADSC component of the 2020 National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study.
ADSCs in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia were contacted to collect data for this study.
In the study, the researchers found that 42.2% of the participants had while 22.7 percent had in ADSCs that provide specialized care and other ADSCs that do not provide specialized care, respectively.
Dementia incidence rates were similar across regions, with the West showing a slight decrease in prevalence than the East. ADSCs in metropolitan statistical areas, nonchain centers, and non-profit centers were more likely to have than ADSCs in nonchain centers.
Those who are interested in learning more about the prevalence in ADSCs generally and in ADSCs that provide specialized dementia care as well as ADSCs that do not provide specialized care could benefit from the findings of this report, according to the authors.