Infectious diseases are suggested to increase the long-term risk of dementia, including AD.1 This is supported by research of hospital-treated infections, with evidence that infections occurring more than 10 years before the onset of dementia may also be associated with excess risk.1 Of hospital-treated infections, infections of the central nervous system (CNS) are associated with the highest risk.1 However, increased risk of dementia is not limited to CNS infections.1

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