Review: Anticipating and mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias

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Review: Anticipating and mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias

Review: Anticipating and mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias

This article examines the current and expected impact of the pandemic on individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). These individuals are at high risk for COVID-19 and its associated morbidity and mortality.

In their article, the authors discuss and propose mitigation strategies for: the risk of COVID-19 infection and its associated morbidity and mortality for individuals with ADRD; the impact of COVID-19 on the diagnosis and clinical management of ADRD; consequences of societal responses to COVID-19 in different ADRD care settings; the effect of COVID-19 on caregivers and physicians of individuals with ADRD; mental hygiene, trauma, and stigma in the time of COVID-19; and the potential impact of COVID-19 on ADRD research.

Amid considerable uncertainty, they believe we may be able to prevent or reduce the harm of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences for individuals with ADRD and their caregivers.

|2020-04-29T08:56:02-04:00April 28th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

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