Increase the proportion of adults with subjective cognitive decline who have discussed their symptoms with a provider — DIA‑03

Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
45.4 percent (2015-16)

50.4 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

45.4 percent of adults aged 45 years and over who reported confusion or memory loss that was happening more often or getting worse in the past year reported talking to a health care professional about these issues in 2015-16

Increase the proportion of adults with Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD) who have discussed their confusion or memory loss with a health care professional

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Subjective cognitive decline (SCD), which involves confusion or memory loss, is an early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Not all people with these symptoms develop dementia, but many do. If people with SCD talk to a health care provider about their symptoms, it may lead to early diagnosis and treatment.