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February 9, 2021

Ken Langa discusses the risk of people with dementia contracting COVID-19

In a New York Times article, Ken Langa discussed a new study which found people with dementia had significantly greater risk of contracting the coronavirus, and they were much more likely to be hospitalized and die from it, than people without dementia: “Folks with dementia are more dependent on those around them to do the safety stuff, to remember to wear a mask, to keep people away through social distancing. There is the cognitive impairment and the fact that they are more socially at risk.”