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Lower cognition in patients who have recovered from COVID-19

By March 29, 2022August 25th, 2023Research1 min read

Professor Miia Kivipelto and Drs Mangialasche and Palmer have published a paper on how COVID-19 affects memory and cognition. The article highlights that patients who have recovered from COVID-19 have lower general cognition compared to healthy individuals.

Impairment in executive functions, attention, and memory were found in post-COVID- 19 patients. This can last up to seven months after COVID-19 illness.

The paper,  published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia, is a systematic review that summarizes the findings from the scientific literature and includes 27 studies with 2049 patients.

The work was conducted in collaboration with the WHO’s Neurology and COVID-19 Global Forum working group on Follow-up and Long-term Impact. The co-authors included researchers from within the WW-FINGERS network, such as FLENI institute in Argentina, highlighting the importance of the initiative in bringing together researchers to focus on common themes of importance to brain health.

The full article is available here.