Toll of 25,000 dementia patients died in just two months of the pandemic, figures reveal

Although many succumbed to the virus itself, thousands of others are feared to have died from other conditions brought on by inadequate medical care and a lack of social contact.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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The current pandemic caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV -2) outbreak has forced several countries to go under a lockdown1. The first case of Corona Virus Disease (COVID – 19) was identified in India on 30th January 2020 and the country has been under lockdown since 24th March 20202.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Regular Research Article Source Type: research
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There is no situation so terrible that it will not be silently accepted as set in stone, only given that it has lasted for long enough to become routine. So it is with aging, and all of the pain, suffering, and death that accompanies it. The present furor surrounding COVID-19 is unusual for casting at least a little light upon the point that infectious disease largely kills older people, and in very large numbers, year in and year out. In the normal course of affairs, no-one cares until it is their turn to be old, frail, and vulnerable. The immune system decays with age, becoming simultaneously overactive (inflammag...
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This quick guide aims to support care providers and staff to safeguard people with dementia during the pandemic.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
It was a great honor to receive hundreds of questions before the live Q&A we recently had. There were in fact so many that I’ve decided I would share some of them here. These questions represent an ample mix of interests, covering a wide range of issues from A.I. to the future of medical education. And worry not if you haven’t gotten your question answered just yet: in the coming weeks we’ll also be writing articles that are based on some of the most intriguing questions. Re-watch the event on YouTube: #1 On The Relationship Of Doctors And Patients What sort of strategies can we use...
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Approximately 100,000 people died from Alzheimer's disease and dementia between February 2020 and May 2020, about 15,000 more than would have normally occurred.
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This article provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on chronic neurological conditions and specific recommendations to minimize the potential harm to those at high risk.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis case report highlights both the possible pitfalls in diagnosing coronavirus disease 2019 pneumonia in very old patients with comorbidities and the greater than expected spread of the infection, even in individuals with reduced interpersonal contacts and no defined epidemiological link.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
For anyone living in a nursing home or other long-term or assisted-living facility, these are particularly difficult times. I’ve heard more than one resident complain bitterly about feeling trapped in their rooms, having meals left outside their door (rather than gathering in the dining room with friends), and not being allowed to participate in their routine activities or have visitors. “They’re treating me like a prisoner,” said one resident I know. Yes, for many, it’s feeling more like a prison than the place they knew as home before the pandemic. And yet there are good reasons for all the ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Caregiving Healthy Aging Source Type: blogs
On February 29, 2020 the first known death due to coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) in Washington State was reported. Governor Inslee declared a state of Emergency on February 29th, 2020; and on March 23, 2020, a stay – at – home order was issued.1 This first death was in a hospital less than 10 miles away from the Northwest Clinical Research Center (NWCRC), an independent multi-specialty psychopharmacology clinical trial center with special focus for geriatric research in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's dementia s.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
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