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Commentary on “Association of Race, Ethnicity, Education, and Neighborhood Context With Dementia Prevalence and Cognitive Impairment Severity Among Older Adults Receiving Medicaid-Funded Home and Community-Based Services”

  • Parnika P. Saxena
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Published:January 06, 2023DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2022.12.193
      Brain health and cognition are affected by multiple factors, including vascular disease, pre-existing medical and psychiatric illnesses, genetic predisposition, and social determinants of health. The latter are increasingly recognized as significant factors in vulnerability to cognitive decline, but also among the few possibly modifiable risk factors.
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