COVID-19 increases risk of developing Alzheimer’s in older adults within one year by 80%

COVID-19 may be anywhere from 50 to 80 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s within a year. Women over the age of 85 were the most at risk of experiencing severe cognitive decline. The wave of Alzheimer’s cases ‘will be substantial,’ says study author Pamela Davis, Distinguished University Professor and The Arline H. and Curtis F. Garvin Research Professor at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, in a university release. Researchers analyzed anonymous electronic health records encompassing 6.2 million American adults 65 and older who received medical treatment.

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