Medical News Today: COVID-19 Research Points to Long-Term Neurological Effects


It is difficult to determine the long lasting effects of COVID-19 since it is still a new disease the world is trying to fight against. Yet, new studies have shown evidence of long-term neurological effects, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s (a form of dementia), and other milder mental health problems.

The main symptoms include fever, difficulty breathing, loss of sense of taste and smell, and headaches. Please note that these are symptoms experienced while you are infected with COVID-19, not post COVID-19 symptoms. These symptoms are directly related to brain function in various ways that may possibly cause brain damage in the long-term. However, studies are still being done, thus it is not known for certain the extent of COVID-19’s long-term effects neurologically.

To read the full article by Erika Watts published by MedicalNewsToday, click here.

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