The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that dementia-related deaths were about 20 percent higher this past summer as compared to previous summers before the pandemic. Although researchers are still working to pinpoint the exact causes, four contributing factors that have been identified are increased social isolation, caregiver burnout, limited access to medical care, and needing to stay at home. Experts emphasize the importance of phone call check-ins for people with dementia. #covid-19 #mentalhealth
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