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Dementia Patients Have Double the Risk of COVID-19

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Patients with dementia have been noted to have a significantly heightened risk for COVID-19 and the risk was even higher for African Americans with dementia, noted a retrospective analysis of U.S. electronic health record (EHR) data.

When the investigators adjusted for age, sex, race, and COVID-19 risk factors such as comorbidities and nursing home stay, patients with dementia were noted to have a two-fold risk of developing COVID-19 compared to other adults (adjusted OR 2.00, 95% CI 1.94-2.06, P<0.001). African-American patients had around 3-fold higher odds of being infected with COVID-19 compared to the white patients (adjusted OR 2.86, 95% CI 2.67-3.06, P<0.001). The findings are published in Alzheimers & Dementia… (Medpage Today)

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