Researchers are attempting to unravel why some COVID-19 survivors undergo “mind fog” and different issues that may final for months, and new findings recommend some worrisome overlaps with Alzheimer’s illness.
One examine of older adults in Argentina discovered a shocking quantity of dementia-like modifications in reminiscence and considering for not less than six months after a bout with the coronavirus — whatever the severity of their an infection. Different researchers discovered Alzheimer’s-related proteins within the blood of New Yorkers whose COVID-19 triggered mind signs early on.
The preliminary findings had been reported at an Alzheimer’s Affiliation assembly Thursday. Specialists stress much more analysis is required — and getting underway — to inform if COVID-19 would possibly elevate the chance of Alzheimer’s or different mind issues later in life, or if individuals ultimately get better.
The chances “are actual and troubling,” but it surely’s too quickly to know “whether or not