New study says COVID could lead to more brain damage in elders

• A study conducted by NYU Grossman School researchers has shown that COVID could possibly lead to more brain damage in elders than Alzheimer’s disease.

• It was found in the report that older patients who contracted COVID displayed more signs of brain damage than people who develop Alzheimer’s.

• The study was conducted over the course of two months, from March 2020 to May 2020.

• A total of 251 patients were identified that has no symptoms of decline in cognitive ability or dementia before being hospitalized due to COVID-19.

• For the study these patients were divided into two groups, one with neurological symptoms during their COVID infection and one without.

• It was during a second analysis that it was found that damage markers in patients that were hospitalized with COVID-19 were higher than in patients with Alzheimer’s.


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