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The Pandemic’s Effect on People With Dementia And Their Caregivers

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14min 03sec
Courtesy Jaye Kephart
Jaye Kephart of Denver with her husband Mike. Mike has a form of dementia called Lewy Body. The pandemic has disrupted their routine and made dealing with the disease more challenging.

People with dementia have been hit hard in the pandemic. In Colorado, deaths among this population are up nearly a quarter. The toll on caregivers is incalculable. Amelia Schafer, head of the Colorado Alzheimer's Association, joins us along with Jay Kephart of Denver, who cares for her husband at home.