The 2020 Coronavirus pandemic is the greatest global health crisis we have had in recent decades, both by its own consequences and by the impact of the measures that have been taken by various countries to deal with it (1). The effect is major on Western health systems, affecting all areas of care and research, including research on Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive aging.

To appreciate these consequences, it seemed interesting to us to provide data on the activity of a Memory Clinic and Research Center, taking as an example the Alzheimer’s Disease Center of Toulouse in France, one of the European countries most affected by this outbreak.

(1) Ousset PJ, Vellas B. J The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease 2020 in press

Edito P.J. Ousset