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The State of Alzheimer’s 2021: Stress, COVID-19, Disparities and Racism

The just-released annual state-of-the-disease report from the Alzheimer‘s Association, where Maria Carrillo is chief science officer, highlights how the past year’s crises reflect challenges for those touched by the disease. Based on two national surveys, it’s the “deepest dive ever done” by the association into racial and ethnic perspectives, Carrillo says. For the first time, Native Americans and Asian Americans were included. (The Alzheimer’s Association surveyed 2,491 U.S. adults and 1,392 Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers age 50 and older.)