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CDC: Alzheimer’s Deaths Rise During Pandemic

A spike in Alzheimer’s-related deaths is being viewed as another ripple effect of the pandemic, and the troubling information resonates in states like Iowa.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s chief of mortality statistics said deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s and dementia were 20% above normal this summer. Isolation during lockdowns and disruptions to nursing-home care are cited as possible factors.

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