Alzheimer’s: Older people who’ve had COVID-19 may be at significantly higher risk

  • According to a new study, the risk of older people developing Alzheimer’s disease over a one-year period nearly doubled following a COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • The highest risk was observed in women ages 85 and older.
  • Researchers aren’t sure whether COVID-19 triggers the development of Alzheimer’s disease or if it quickens its emergence.

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By Beth JoJack on September 20, 2022

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