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This Wall Street Journal article discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in deaths from Alzheimer’s ad Dementia. ~100,000 people have died from Alzheimer’s and Dementia (ADRD) from February through May of 2020, an 18% increase compared Read More
This review of the literature explores the impact of COVID-19 on the elderly, reasons for susceptibility, clinical features of the disease, and treatment challenges. Pathophysiological Changes in Older Adults Aging has been strongly associated with worse COVID-19 outcomes via mechanisms Read More
This article was published online on 4/10/2020, by researchers at the Beijing Emergency Medical Center, in Beijing, China. It details the epidemiological and clinical characteristics older patients, diagnosed with COVID-19, who were transferred by Beijing Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to Read More
This article was published on 06/27/2020 in Neurological Sciences from the Italian Society of Neurology. It explores the feasibility and benefits of using telemedicine and other digital technology devices as it relates to treating older adults with Cognitive Impairment (CI) Read More
This retrospective cohort study evaluated the clinical characteristics of patients admitted to a UK hospital with community-acquired SARS-CoV-2 infections (particularly those over the age of 80), as well as nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 infections acquired by already hospitalized patients. 450 patients were Read More
The authors of this paper discuss a framework to consider the multiple reasons that residents of long term care facilities have been especially vulnerable to COVID-19. They specifically highlight frailty as a construct, which is already systematically measured in most Read More
This study is a cross-sectional analysis of Connecticut nursing homes to determine the correlation of nursing home registered nurses (RN staffing), overall quality of care, and concentration of Medicaid or racial and ethnic minority residents with COVID-19 cases and deaths Read More
A 150-bed skilled nursing facility utilized heat mapping to characterize the dissemination and spread of a severe outbreak of SARS-CoV-2. This technique in this publication overlaid colored indicators on top of a designated mapping space, in this case the facility Read More
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Review: Prioritization, ageism, and how COVID-19 impacts the elderly

This article comes from the European Cardiology Review: Released on 4/27/2020. Researchers detail the ethical decision-making issues when treating elderly patients with coronavirus disease globally and specifically in Madrid, Spain, an area hit particularly hard by COVID-19. Prioritization, Ageism, and Read More
This article reviews the current literature on atypical clinical presentation, clinical management challenges, and the burden of social isolation on geriatric patients. The authors outline clinical presentation of geriatric patients which is centered around mental status that leads into a discussion Read More

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