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Late-life poverty linked to increased dementia odds

Older adults in the lowest wealth quintile group had a 1.68 times increased likelihood of developing dementia, compared with those in the highest wealth quintile group, University College London researchers reported in JAMA Psychiatry. However, the findings, based on data involving 6,220 individuals without dementia ages 65 and older who participated in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, didn't show a significant link between educational attainment and dementia risk.

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