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COVID19: Loss of sense of smell is also linked to Alzheimer’s disease

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When the pandemic caused by COVID-19 arrived, One of the first conditions that caught attention was loss of smellwhich was one of the symptoms that took the patients by surprise.

About five percent of people who have become ill with the coronavirus have remained with this problem for more than six months.

Loss of sense of smell linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists are currently working to see if this condition is linked to cognitive decline.

The new findings, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association in San Diego, They suggest there may be a link to this brain disease, but more work is needed to draw conclusions.

Similarly, Argentinian researchers have detailed that cognitive deterioration is linked to COVID-19, but more research will need to be conducted to prove this.

“Our data strongly suggest that adults over the age of 60 are more vulnerable to post-COVID cognitive decline if they had olfactory dysfunction, regardless of the severity of the coronavirus,” said the study co-author, Gabriela Gonzalez-Aleman.

This report followed 766 adults, aged 55 to 95, for one year. Two-thirds of those assessed had cognitive impairment.

Some research is already investigating the relationship between COVID and Alzheimer’s

Jonas Olofsson, professor of psychology at Stockholm University, is studying the link between COVID-19 and the risk of dementia.

Loss of smell has been shown to be a well-established precursor to cognitive decline.

“The question is whether these two lines of research overlap, This study is quite tempting, although the information I have seen so far does not allow for solid conclusionssaid Olofsson.

Loss of smell is a sign that the brain is inflamedit will therefore be necessary to study it in depth to give a concrete result.

Source metroecuador.com

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