Higher Depression of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease during than before the Lockdown

Mohamad El Haj*, Ahmed A. Moustafa, Karim Gallouj

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Abstract

We assessed depression in 72 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) who live in retirement homes during the COVID-19-related lockdown. We invited caregivers of 72 patients with AD who live in retirement homes to rate depression in the patients both before and during the lockdown. Analysis demonstrated increased depression in the patients during the lockdown. We attribute this increased depression to the restrictive measures on activities, visits, and physical contact between patients with AD and family members during the lockdown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1375-1379
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume81
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes

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