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World Alzheimers Day: Dementia deaths, COVID-19s effects on Alzheimers care and more – Healio

September 21, 2020

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Each year, Sept. 21 is recognized as World Alzheimer’s Day, an observance held to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

In conjunction with this observance, Healio Psychiatry has compiled a list of articles covering recent developments in related research areas.

Long-term treatment with certain antidepressants may reduce dementia incidence

Long-term treatment with certain antidepressants appeared associated with reduced dementia incidence, according to results of a case-control study published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Read more.

Dementia deaths may be nearly three times higher than current estimates

Dementia may be linked to nearly three times more deaths in the United States than official records show, according to results of a prospective cohort study published in JAMA Neurology. Read more.

COVID-19 may disproportionately affect patients with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted research, outcomes, long-term care and disparities related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, according to presenters at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2020. Read more.

Targeting 10 risk factors may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have identified 10 risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease that clinicians can target with preventive measures, according to results of a systematic review and meta-analysis published in Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Read more.

Flu, pneumonia vaccinations may reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease

Flu and pneumonia vaccines appeared linked to reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to data presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2020. Read more.

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