Coronavirus Health Kevin Hughes Georgia Alzheimer's Dementia Coronavirus Health Kevin Hughes Georgia

COVID-19 pandemic posing increased challenges for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia

COVID-19, which is leading to faster progression of the disease.The Society explains that Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that destroys brain cells, causing thinking ability and memory to deteriorate over time.

Brain health a concern because of added stressors during COVID-19 pandemic, scientists say Alzheimer’s disease is also the most common type of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 per cent of all diagnoses.For Kevin Hughes, who has early-onset Alzheimer’s, his daily routines have been turned upside down due to COVID-19, but the companionship he has with his dog Georgia has kept his spirits up during a time of isolation.“I couldn’t do it without her.

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