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People With Dementia Are Twice As Likely To Get Covid-19 And Four Times More Likely To Die From It

Patients with dementia are at higher risk for Covid-19 and are more likely to have worse outcomes, according to a new study published today. The study, led by Case Western Reserve University researchers, reviewed electronic health records of 61.9 million adults in the United States and found that the risk for contracting Covid-19 was twice as high for people with dementia compared to the general population…

“These preliminary findings suggest a frightening reality of the vulnerabilities associated with dementia‚” said Maria Carrillo, PhD, Alzheimer’s Association chief science officer.