Summer wave of dementia deaths adds thousands to pandemic's deadly toll

It’s the second time this year that deaths from other causes have spiked in tandem with a coronavirus wave. The first occurred early in the pandemic and was attributed to dementia as well as heart disease and pneumonia. The second cycle is attributed almost entirely to dementia — 61,000 deaths since June, which is 11,000 more than usual in that time frame. That large number is raising alarm over the immense difficulty of taking care of these patients in a...