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Patients with dementia are more at risk of COVID-19 infection

Updated: Mar 29

Experts argue more must be done to protect society’s vulnerable populations after a study revealed that individuals with dementia are at an increased risk of getting COVID-19.

Researchers from Case Western University studied electronic health record data from 61.9 million American adults and found the risk for contracting COVID-19 is twice as high for people with dementia than for those without it, according to the report published Tuesday in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.


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