Subjective Cognitive Decline

1 in 9

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1 in 9 people aged 45 years
and older are experiencing
Subjective Cognitive Decline


SCD is self-reported MEMORY PROBLEMS that have been GETTING WORSE over the past year.

40% of people
with SCD had to give up
day-to-day activities



81% of people
with SCD have at least
one chronic condition. SCD might make the condition more difficult to manage

One in three

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One in three people with SCD say it interfered with social activities,
work, or volunteering

Less than half

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less than half of people with SCD have discussed their symptoms with a healthcare provider


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35% of people with SCD need
help with household tasks

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