Coronavirus Pandemic Led to Surge in Alzheimer’s Deaths – The Wall Street Journal

As Covid-19 ravaged older Americans this spring, typically by racing through retirement home, the deadly outbreaks intensified the devastation of Alzheimers and other types of degenerative brain disorders that prevail among senior homeowners in long-lasting care facilities.

A minimum of 15,000 more Americans have passed away in recent months from Alzheimers disease and dementia than otherwise would have, health officials believe, pointing to how the coronavirus pandemic has actually exacted a higher death toll than official numbers have shown.