Trends in Cognitively Healthy and Cognitively Impaired Life Expectancy in the U.S

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Marriott Balcony A (Marriott Wardman Park)
Eileen Crimmins, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
The length of cognitively intact and non-intact life expectancy is of great importance in evaluating the burden of dementia. Cognitive life expectancy is determined by trends in the onset of dementia or cognitive impairment as well as mortality among people with cognitive problems. This presentation will use the data from the US Health and Retirement Study to estimate change over the last decade in the length of cognitively healthy life for subgroups of the US population.