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Covid could trigger a spike in dementia cases, say Alzheimer’s experts

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic could cause a significant rise in the number of dementia patients in the long term, said the Alzheimer’s Disease International. Photo: Pexels

(Yen Nee Lee/ CNBC) – The world may not be prepared for an impending wave of dementia and the additional cases that Covid-19 could bring, according to a group representing over 100 Alzheimer’s and dementia associations globally.

The Alzheimer’s Disease International is urging the World Health Organization and governments around the world to “urgently fast track research on the potential impact of COVID-19 on increasing dementia rates.” (…)

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