The U.S. workforce is rapidly aging, and along with the increase of older workers comes a higher risk and growing concern for cognitive impairment in the workplace. A new white paper released by the Alzheimer's Association in partnership with Bank of America found that nearly 1 in 5 U.S. workers are aged 65 or older – nearly double the amount in 1987.

"As our population and workforce ages, the possibility of having employees who experience cognitive impairment is real," said Katie Evans, chief programs & mission engagement officer, Alzheimer's Association. "Workplaces can no longer ignore this hidden issue of cognitive impairment. Our white paper is aimed at helping companies and organizations address this reality in a way that is responsible and respectful for both the employee and the employer. Ultimately, our goal is to encourage dementia-friendly workplaces." 

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