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New Study Finds People with Dementia are Twice as Likely to Get COVID-19

By Commentary, COVID-19, In the News, UCI MIND

A new study led by researchers at Case Western Reserve University who analyzed millions of medical records in the U.S. found that people with dementia had significantly greater risk of contracting the coronavirus, and they were much more likely to be hospitalized and die from it, compared to people without dementia. The findings highlight the need to prioritize and protect people with dementia as part of the strategy to control the pandemic.

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Today is World Alzheimer’s Day, #LetsTalkAbout Dementia

By Commentary, Community Events, Event Slider, UCI MIND

Today, September 21, is World Alzheimer’s Day. We invite you to join us for two special events aimed to raise awareness and reduce stigma of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias #LetsTalkAbout Dementia: Join the BrightFocus Foundation at 6:21:20 AM PST (9:21:20 AM EST), for a special virtual event, Alzheimer’s Turning Point: The Quest for a Cure Continues. The event will feature new clips from the acclaimed documentary Turning Point and insightful interviews with leading BrightFocus-funded scientists, including UCI MIND director, Dr. Joshua Grill. Sign up at this link! Join Dr. Grill on Facebook at 11:00 AM PST for a live conversation…

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