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Undiagnosed Dementia
eRADAR Risk Score

About 6.2 million adults in the US are living with dementia, yet only half receive a diagnosis. One study found using a screening tool within the electronic health record can help detect older patients at risk of having dementia.

The Journal of General Internal Medicine study concluded, “eRADAR showed strong external validity for detecting undiagnosed dementia in two health systems with different patient populations and differential availability of external healthcare data for risk calculations. In this study, eRADAR demonstrated generalizability from a research sample to real-world clinical populations, transportability across health systems, robustness to temporal changes in healthcare, and similar performance across larger racial/ethnic groups.”