WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association International Council found that transgender adults are more likely to express feelings of depression and cognitive decline.
Keith Gibson with the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Florida said transgender individuals experience greater rates of health disparities that are risk factors for a variety of health issues, including dementia-related memory loss.
“The mere fact that they’re self-reporting on their cognitive decline, which is contributing to depression -- we all must understand that the brain is a muscle and the brain if it’s not working properly, it can affect other things,” he said.
Gibson said the Alzheimer’s Association has a partnership with an advocacy group to help support LGBT people living with Alzheimer’s, as well as their caregivers.
Also in today’s health news, research by the National Institutes of Health finds that full-dose blood thinners reduce the need for ventilation and other organ support in patients moderately ill with COVID-19 but not critically ill patients.
The study was prompted by observations that some people who died from COVID had blood clots throughout their bodies, even the smallest vessels.