Risk raised after Covid

A major research study published in the BMJ has shown that people were at higher risk of developing dementia following a Covid-19 infection.  Scientists found that almost a third of older adults (32%) who got Covid-19 in 2020 went on to develop at least one new medical condition in the months after infection, compared with 22 in every 100 older adults who did not have covid.  “Covid-19 has had a disproportionate impact on people with dementia, their carers and their families,” said Dr James Connell, head of translational science at Alzheimer’s Research UK.  “These results suggest in future years we may be facing an even larger problem and heightens urgency for the government to take action with an ambitious dementia strategy.”