Strategy E. Dementia in Focus

Cognitive Decline: Percent of adults 65 or older who needed assistance with day-to-day activities because of subjective cognitive decline or memory loss


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About the Indicator

Healthy People 2030 sets data-driven national objectives to improve health and well-being over the next decade. It includes a national goal of improving health and quality of life for people with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia refers to a group of symptoms that cause problems with memory, thinking, and behavior.

Healthy People 2030 includes three dementia-related objectives:

  • Increase the proportion of older adults with dementia, or their caregivers, who know they have it;
  • Reduce the proportion of preventable hospitalizations in older adults with dementia; and
  • Increase the proportion of adults with subjective cognitive decline who have discussed their symptoms with a provider.

This indicator measures the percent of older adults who needed assistance with day-to-day activities, such as cooking, cleaning, taking medications, driving, or paying bills, because of subjective cognitive decline or memory loss. Interventions to address caregiving needs of adults with symptoms of cognitive decline — including memory loss — can help improve health and well-being in people with dementia. Check out the Health Reimagined Goal Page to explore dynamic visualizations and view more detailed data related to this topic.

About the Data

To learn more about our data sources and methodologies, please see the Data Dashboard for Aging - About the Data Technical Guide.

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