COVID-19 linked with long-term cognitive impairment, researchers say

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Washington, Jul 30 (PTI) COVID-19 is associated with persistent cognitive deficits, including the acceleration of Alzheimer's disease symptoms, researchers have found.

In addition to the respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms that accompany COVID-19, many people with the virus experience short- and long-term neuropsychiatric symptoms, including loss of smell and taste, and cognitive and attention deficits, known as "brain fog." Initial findings from Greece and Argentina by an international, multidisciplinary consortium suggest that older adults frequently suffer cognitive impairment, including persistent lack of smell, after recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection.