New evidence shows that COVID-19 can have long-term, adverse impacts on brain health — even after mild illness. Clinicians should take note, experts say.
As it ages, the brain may attempt to make up for decline in some areas while it loses function elsewhere, investigators report.
Brain changes linked to a recently identified form of dementia may be present in fully 40% of older adults, neurologists say.
Amyloid-beta pathology may drive common behavioral changes in Alzheimer’s disease — before changes to memory and cognition are evident, investigators say.
New study results are a reminder to help patients with dementia by taking more time to anticipate and communicate changes, investigators say.
Mild cases of COVID-19 may lead to measurable brain tissue changes and cognitive decline, especially in older adults, an unusual study of pre- and post-infection brain scans finds.
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Women who have been exposed to more estrogen due in part to reproductive history are less likely to show brain shrinkage tied to Alzheimer’s disease, investigators say.
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