COVID-19 and People Living with Dementia

It is important to know that dementia does not increase risk for COVID‐19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus. However, altered behavior, increased age and other health conditions may increase risk. People with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia's may forget to wash their hands or the proper steps to wash their hands. They may need extra cues and/or written reminders and support to remember important hygienic practices from one day to the next.