Report examines the effects of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, showing that 1 in 3 older adults experienced hardship.

A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine finds that 1 in 3 older adults reported material hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with racial and socioeconomic disparities and heightened vulnerabilities for those with functional or cognitive impairments, such as dementia. The study suggests the urgent need for targeted support for this population.

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