The Washington Post (3/2, Bahrampour) reports, “Preliminary reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that there were at least 42,000 more deaths from Alzheimer’s and other dementias in 2020 compared with the average of the five years prior, according to a report released Tuesday by the Alzheimer’s Association.” This figure is “approximately 16 percent more than expected.” The report revealed that “about 40 percent of Covid-19 deaths in the United States have been residents or staffers of long-term-care facilities, said the report, which is the organization’s annual Facts and Figures assessment.” HealthDay (3/2, Thompson) reports the Alzheimer’s Association has released a special report (PDF) in which it found that many “Black and Hispanic Americans” are of the belief “they’d get worse dementia care compared to white patients.” While “older Black Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia as older white people, and older Hispanics are about 1.5 times as likely,” 36 percent of Black people “and nearly one-fifth of Hispanics (18%) and Asians (19%) believe discrimination would be a barrier to receiving good care for Alzheimer’s, surveys conducted by the association show.” (SOURCE: APA Headlines)